Cornish Game Hens

Cornish Game Hens

  • 4 Cornish Game Hens
  • 1 sweet yellow onion, cut into chunks
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • handful of sage leaves
  • 4 tablespoons butter, diced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

Preheat the oven to 350.

Stuff the onion, 1 garlic clove, and a few sage leaves inside each chicken.  Truss the chicken so the legs are tied together and the wings are snug against the body.  Dice the remaining 4 cloves garlic and stuff under the skin of the breast, along with the butter and a little more sage.  Season the chickens generously with salt and pepper, and sprinkle with the paprika and thyme.  A few lemon wedges inside the chickens and a sprinkling of something spicy, like cayenne, would be a nice touch, too.

Place on a wire rack set on a roasting pan.  Roast the chickens until an instant read thermometer reads 160F, which may take anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half, depending on the size of the chickens.

Yields 4 servings.

Recipe from Curly Girl Kitchen