Cornish Hen with Wild Rice


4 Cornish hens
2 whole lemons thinly sliced
Garlic, cloves, peeled
Fresh Rosemary Springs
Salt and pepper
Olive oil
Chicken broth
1 Glass of white wine


Preheat the oven to 375ยบ. Clean the Cornish hens and pat dry. Place in an ovenproof baking dish. In the cavity of each Cornish hen generously sprinkle salt and pepper. Add as many garlic cloves as desired, 2 slices of the lemon slices, and fresh rosemary. On the outside brush some of the olive oil on the skin. Sprinkle generously with salt and some pepper. Add the chicken broth and the wine to the baking dish. Any remaining sliced of lemon and more garlic cloves if wish around the Cornish hens. Place the baking dish in the hot oven and cook for 45 minutes or until no more juices are running from the chicken.


Cornish hen are a great alternative to chicken. Smaller, testy and fast to cook. Found them at our local grocery store, I just could not pass up the opportunity to purchase them. Cornish hen, to me, almost always calls for wild rice. The recipe created itself as I was preparing it. The result was pure and simple delicious. My 8 years old ate 3/4 of the Cornish hen, so that should tell you something.


4 persons


Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 9:24pm


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