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Lemon and Thyme Baked Cornish Hens

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Cornish hens are great because they are easy to cook and can be really elegant. Make them for a weekly dinner or make them for a dinner party! What ever you decide you are sure to make your family and friends happy! Cornish hens are also very affordable which makes them better even!
  Cornish hens 4
  Thyme 1 Bunch (100 gm)
  Lemon 1 Large
  Dry mustard 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic powder 1 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Minced parsley 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chicken stock 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Wash and pat dry Cornish hens.
Season generously with salt & pepper on both sides.
Smear with garlic powder and dry mustard.
Zest the lemon and place zest on breast side of hens.
Don’t over do the zest!
Coat the bottom of an ovenproof skillet with olive oil.
Heat well. Add the hens and brown evenly on all sides.
Add the chicken broth and turn off the heat.
Slice the remaining lemon. Place a lemon slice on each hen and sprinkle with parsley.
Place a couple of thyme sprigs next to the lemon slices.
Cover the skillet with foil and place in oven.
Roast the hens for approximately 20 to 25 minutes, until no juices flow from thigh when pulled away.
Remove foil and broil hens for approximately 5 minutes until browned.
Remove hens from the oven & serve.
Discard the lemon and thyme.

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Chicken, Cornish Game Hen
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
As a party planner, you may come across the issue of serving large crowd with dishes that are tasty and affordable too. Try Cornish hens, they are juicy, delicious to serve large number of people. They are easy and simple to make. Here is an easy and simple recipe to make Cornish hens with some lemon and thyme. Watch the video for simple tips and techniques.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 608 Calories from Fat 377

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 42 g65.4%

Saturated Fat 10.6 g52.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 242.3 mg80.8%

Sodium 296 mg12.3%

Total Carbohydrates 13 g4.3%

Dietary Fiber 5.2 g20.9%

Sugars 1.5 g

Protein 45 g89.4%

Vitamin A 41.7% Vitamin C 113.6%

Calcium 15.8% Iron 40%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Lemon And Thyme Baked Cornish Hens Recipe Video