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Cornish Hen Recipes - Rock Cornish Game Hen Recipes

Cornish hens look like baby chickens, but they are bred to be small. They are the perfect single serving size. The recipes below do specify game hens, but feel free to also adjust them for use with standard whole chickens.

All About Cornish Hens
Rock Cornish game hens look just like miniature chickens, and the flavor is the same. They weigh in from one to two pounds, but the standard is about 1-1/4 pounds. Learn about the history of cornish hens and get cooking tips before trying one of the many cornish hen recipes.

Apple Glazed Cornish Hens (diabetic) Recipe
This diabetic Cornish game hens recipe is glazed with a cinnamon and apple mixture for a meal the whole family will enjoy. This is quite simple to make and makes an elegant presentation at the table.

Blueberry Cornish Hens Recipe
Rock cornish game hens are stuffed with fresh blueberries for a flavor explosion. The recipe is easily halved for fewer servings or try the basic method with a standard roasting chicken.

Braised Cornish Hens Recipe
Cornish game hens are filled with a potato, apple, and turnip stuffing and braised in a Calvados apple brandy pan sauce. If you are unable to use alcohol or just do not have it on hand, read the Notes at the end of the recipe for substitutions.

Cornish Game Hens Acapulco Recipe
A Latin herb mix of coriander, oregano, and garlic puts the Acapulco in these Cornish game hens. This goes together fast and is baked in the oven for an easy dinner.

Cornish Hens Italiano Recipe
Sage, rosemary, garlic, and wine give these Cornish game hens an Italian flair. You may also try this method on standard chicken parts.

Cornish Hens Stuffed with Brandied Figs Recipe
Cornish hens are stuffed with figs soaked in a port wine and allspice marinade, then baked on a bed of salt. Cooking the poultry on a bed of salt produces a beautiful golden skin and does not impart much salt to the finished dish as you might think. It is a classic method. Plan ahead to marinate the figs in the port for 1 hour before beginning.

Cornish Hens with Acorn Squash Recipe
Acorn squash, apple cider, cinnamon sticks and prunes go beautifully with Cornish game hens for a satisfying fall dinner.

Cornish Hens with Apricot, Port and Balsamic Sauce Recipe
Cornish hens are baked in a jacket of bacon, then sauced with a blend of port wine, red wine, balsamic vinegar, and apricots. This updated Irish dish makes an elegant meal for guests served with Carrot and Turnip Puree. (Far be it from me to dispute the author's instructions, but I would eat that bacon rather than toss it out!)

Cornish Hens with Cherry Sauce (Crockpot) Recipe
Use the slow cooker to make no-fuss Cornish game hens with a delicious red currant jelly and cherry sauce. The shortcut stuffing begins with a mix and is improved with onions and chicken broth. These little birds make an elegant presentation, but they are so easy to make. If your crockpot is not large enough to accomodate four Cornish game hens, you can bake them in the oven.

Crab Stuffed Cornish Hens Recipe
Cornish game hens are baked with a stuffing of crab with savory vegetables and herbs. Makes a beautiful presentation on the plate. If you are serving a full menu with salad or soup, two side dishes, and bread, one-half of a Cornish hen will be sufficient as an entree.

Crockpot Cornish Game Hens Recipe
Use the crockpot to make no-fuss stuffed Cornish game hens with an easy orange honey glaze. Use a stuffing mix for expediency or make your own.

Flaming Sherried Rock Cornish Game Hens Recipe
Sherry gives flavor to rock Cornish game hens and flaming brandy makes an impressive presentation for guests. Be sure to read the flambe tips before you begin.

Fruit Cornish Hens Recipe
A dried fruit marinade of prunes, apricots, and capers is the key to these tasty roasted cornish hens topped with herbed brown sugar. One-half of a hen makes an ample portion for most appetites when served with potatoes or rice, a side vegetable, and bread. Plan ahead to marinate the cornish hens overnight. This is quite easy to make, yet quite impressive on the table. Recipe is easily doubled.

Glazed Cornish Game Hens Recipe
Fresh homemade curry powder, garlic, lemon, and Dijon mustard enhance this glazed Cornish game hens recipe. Cornish game hens usually found frozen. It is important to let them thaw slowly overnight in the refrigerator.

Herb and Spice Roasted Cornish Game Hens Recipe
Herbs, spices, garlic, shallots, and mustard make these rock Cornish game hens special.

Herb-Glazed Cornish Hens with Pasta Recipe
Here's an economical and elegant way to get four dinners from two Cornish game hens. The herbs, sun-dried tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese add a profusion of flavor to not only the poultry, but also the pasta. Omit the pasta and it's a great low-carb entree.

Honey Spiced Cornish Game Hens Recipe
The honey glaze on these game hens is both sweet and spicy for a taste sensation. Try this glaze on small chickens or a large roasting chicken with equal success, but increase the roasting time accordingly.

Lemon Roasted Cornish Hens Recipe
Roasted Cornish hens have a mixture of bread, lemon, rosemary, garlic, and ricotta cheese stuffed under the skin for amazing flavor that penetrates the meat. Plan ahead to marinate overnight. Ingredient variation is given to serve a smaller crowd.

Orange Marmalade Cornish Hens Recipe
Orange-glazed Cornish hens are elegant, but unbelievably easy. Stuff with your favorite rice, bread, or cornbread stuffing, if you wish.

Pomegranate Honey Roasted Game Hens Recipe
Rock Cornish game hens get flavor and color from honey and pomegranate juice, plus an extra kick from allspice and cinnamon. Easy to make and makes an impressive presentation at the table. Plan ahead to marinate overnight.

Quick Fixes for Cornish Game Hens Recipe
Rock cornish game hens make great single servings. These recipes help you fix quick and tasty cornish hens. You may also use these ideas for roast chicken by increasing the cooking time accordingly. Use a thermometer to check for doneness.

Rock Cornish Hens Recipe
These rock Cornish hens with fruit, sweet potatoes, and Grand Marnier are a quick meal in the pressure cooker.

Sauteed Cornish Hens with Olives Recipe
Cornish hens are cooked on the stove-top with olives, leeks, garlic, tomatoes, wine, saffron, and herbs. You might also like to try this method with chicken parts.

Spicy Cornish Hens Recipe
Dijon mustard, cayenne pepper, Tabasco, and raspberry jelly give sweet heat to these spicy cornish game hens. You may reduce some of the hot ingredients, if you must, but do keep some. The secret to the success of this recipe is the play between the sweet and heat.

Thai Hens Recipe
Teriyaki sauce, garlic, cayenne pepper, and cilantro give these rock Cornish hens an Asian influence. Plan ahead to marinate 8 hours or overnight before beginning. You may also try this method on standard chicken parts.

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