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Golden Hens With Herb Rice

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Ingredients
  Rock cornish hens 4 Pound, giblets removed. (4 Hens, 1 Pound Each)
  Salt To Taste
  Precooked rice 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Packaged)
  Chicken broth 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Poultry seasoning 1 Teaspoon, divided
  Browning sauce 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Microwave Sauce For Chicken)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Wash hens inside and out with cold water.
2. Pat dry with paper towels.
3. Rub hens inside out with salt.
4. Truss the birds and cover the tips of drumsticks with foil to prevent charring while cooking. Keep aside.

MAKING
5. In a microwaveable casserole, large enough to accommodate the hens, mix the rice, broth and ½ teaspoon of the seasoning.
6. Arrange the preprared hens on top of the rice mixture, placing them breast side down.
7. Sprinkle hens with remaining poultry seasoning.
8. With a fork, pierce the hens all over.
9. Brush them with the browning sauce.
10. Cover the casserole with wax paper or a lid and place in the microwave oven.
11. Set the power on MEDIUM
12. Cook the hens for 7 minutes.
13. Turn the hens on their backs and continue cooking for another 7 minutes.
14. Turn the hens again, changing positions so that outside edges are placed on the inside.
15. Cook uncovered for 7 minutes, turn and reposition again and cook for a final 7 minutes or until tender.

SERVING
16. Serve the hens on individual plated, over a bed of the pilaf.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Interest: 
Holiday, Quick
Ingredient: 
Poultry
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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