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Almond Stuffed Cornish Hens

  Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
  Almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Bread cubes 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Parsley 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Chicken bouillon cube 1
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Raisin 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Cornish hens 4 Pound
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Melted butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Paprika 1 Teaspoon

1) Mix butter, celery, onion and almonds together.
2) Uncover and cook the mixture for 3 minutes, stirring once.
3) Add all the remaining ingredients to this.
4) This would make stuffing for 4 Cornish hens.
5) Sprinkle salt inside cavities of hens.
6) Use metal skewers to secure openings after stuffing body and neck cavity.
7) Fasten the legs and wings to body with string.
8) Cover with small pieces of foil over ends of legs.
9) Take a 2-quart baking dish and place the saucers upside down in it.
10) Place the hens with breast side down on the saucers.
11) Use mixture of butter and paprika to brush the hens.
12) Cover with wax paper and cook for 12 minutes.
13) Toss the hens so that outside edges are in and brush with remaining butter mixture.
14) Again cover with wax paper and cook for 12 minutes.
15) Cover and set aside for 5 to 10 minutes.

16) Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 827 Calories from Fat 580

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 65 g100.6%

Saturated Fat 27.3 g136.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 304.1 mg101.4%

Sodium 722.2 mg30.1%

Total Carbohydrates 16 g5.4%

Dietary Fiber 2.2 g8.8%

Sugars 2.9 g

Protein 43 g86.2%

Vitamin A 32.8% Vitamin C 7.9%

Calcium 10% Iron 18.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Almond Stuffed Cornish Hens Recipe