Tender, Juicy Easy Roasted Cornish Hens

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Dec. 10, 2015

Something about cornish hens just look so fancy when they're arranged all beautifully on a platter. They are easy to make and a great alternative to doing a whole roasted chicken or turkey.

The traditional roasted cornish hen recipe creates one juicy, tender bird!


Carrot 8 (peeled and evenly chopped)
Celery stalk 8 (roughly chopped)
Yellow onion 1 , slice
Rosemary sprig 5
Garlic cloves 3 , mince (optional)
Cornish hens 4 (thawed, rinsed and patted COMPLETELY dry inside out)
Olive oil To Taste
Salt 1 Tablespoon
Black pepper 1 Tablespoon
Garlic powder 1 Tablespoon
Smoked paprika 2 Teaspoon
Parsley 3 Tablespoon
Butter 4 Tablespoon , slice


Please visit this link for detailed directions - http://divascancook.com/easy-roasted-cornish-hens-recipe/

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 2718Calories from Fat 1667

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 186 g286.2%

Saturated Fat 68 g340%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 7007 mg291.96%

Total Carbohydrates 83 g27.7%

Dietary Fiber 23 g92%

Sugars 32 g

Protein 175 g350%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet