Roasted Cornish Hens

Recipe by Tina Gravalos






Serves 04

Cornish hens are a type of chicken. They are a lot smaller and just as easy, if not easier, to cook as a regular chicken. They taste pretty much the same too!


  1. 1

    In a bowl, add the potatoes, 1 tbsp olive oil, lemon juice, ¼ tsp sea salt, ¼ tsp paprika and mix to combine. Set aside.

  2. 2

    Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  3. 3

    In a small bowl, add the garlic powder, onion powder, 2 tsp paprika, oregano, 2 tsp sea salt, black pepper and mix to combine. Set aside.

  4. 4

    In a medium-large roasting pan, add the cornish hens. Divide the ¼ cup of olive oil between them and rub all over and inside.

  5. 5

    Take your spice mix and do the same thing. Make sure to cover the hens on both sides (and get inside) with the mix.

  6. 6

    Insert 2 lemon slices and 1 clove of garlic into each cornish hen.

  7. 7

    In the roasting pan, spread the onions and potatoes around. Add the rest of the garlic too.

  8. 8

    Add the remaining lemon slices. You can even put a couple of them under the cornish hens to sit on while they cook.

  9. 9

    Lastly, add the chicken broth (or water) to the pan.

  10. 10

    Roast for 60 minutes or until the cornish hens are cooked and crispy.

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