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Little Red Hens

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Ingredients
  Frozen white and wild rice 10 Ounce (1 Package, Boil Bag Pack)
  Cream cheese 8 Ounce (1 Package)
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Butter 5 Tablespoon, softened
  Green peppercorns in brine 2 Teaspoon, drained (2 Heaping Teaspoon)
  Fresh sage 2 Tablespoon, chopped
  Fresh parsley 10 Teaspoon, chopped (3 Tablespoons Plus 1 Teaspoon)
  Pecans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground pepper To Taste
  Whole cornish hen 4 , washed and dried (Rock Cornish)
  Paprika 3 Tablespoon
  Garlic powder 1 Teaspoon
  Thyme 1 Teaspoon, chopped
  Cayenne 1 Pinch (To Taste)
  Vermouth To Taste
  Chicken stock 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (As Needed)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 350F°
2) In a pot, cook the rice, as per the package directions.
3) Allow the rice to cool.
4) In a bowl, place cream cheese and gently fold in the rice.

MAKING
5) In a non-stick pan, heat 4 tablespoons of butter and sauté onion and garlic until soft.
6) Stir the onion mixture in rice and cream cheese.
7) Mix in peppercorns, sage, 3 tablespoons parsley, pecans, salt, and pepper.
8) Fill the birds with rice mixture, mounding slightly.
9) Grease each bird with remaining softened butter.
10) In a bowl, mix together paprika, garlic powder, remaining parsley, thyme, cayenne, and salt.
11) Massage spice mixture over birds, covering completely.
12) In small roasting pan, arrange the birds
13) Stream the vermouth and chicken stock into bottom of pan to a depth of about 1/4 inch.
14) Bake in the oven for 50 to 60 minutes until juices run clear.

FINALIZING
15) Place the birds on warm platter and keep warm.
16) Using 1/3 cup of vermouth and 1/3 cup of chicken stock, deglaze pan.
17) Heat the roasting pan on medium heat until the vermouth mixture slightly thickens.

SERVING
18) Serve gravy in sauce bowl on side with Little Red Hens.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Stuffing
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
65 Minutes
Cook Time: 
75 Minutes
Ready In: 
140 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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