Everyone loves a Cornish game hen. Most people stuff them with stuffing of rice and dried fruit or sometime a bread based stuffing. I too love Cornish Hens but sometimes you just don’t have enough time in the day to get that meal cooked and served. That’s when I butterfly my Cornish hen and bake it or barbecue it with just these simple spices.
2 Cornish Hens
3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 teaspoons dried onions
2 teaspoons granulated garlic
2-3 teaspoons of parsley or cilantro
Salt to clean cavity
Most Cornish hens now a days are sold frozen. So I defrost them in the refrigerator a day or two before I want to serve.
I love to stuff my bird with stuffing (tangerine Stuffing)
However, that takes a lot more time to cook so when in a hurry to eat I butterfly my bird.
You will need to salt and clean cavity still
Next pace cavity side down then sprinkle with Olive Oil
After completely Coated add dried onions, granulated garlic parsley or cilantro, I used cilantro this time because I wanted a more robust flavor.
Bake in oven for 35-40 minutes until temperature reaches 165 degrees according to the USDA You can also barbecue but every grill is different so I would use the food thermometer to determine doneness.
When in a hurry I always either make mashed potatoes or Rice
Enjoy and Bon Appetit
Mrs. Mix It