Sunday, February 23, 2014

Stuffed Cornish Hens

Shopping on Tuesday I picked up two Cornish Hens for Thursday's dinner. We love our hens stuffed with seasoned dressing. 

Here goes...How I make one of our favorite meals.

Stuffed Cornish Hens

Dressing:
I make my own bread crumbs - easy to do and a great way to use old bread
Cut up bread - place on a cooking sheet - I use my Calphalon Pizza Pan (it is the best pizza pan we have ever owned)

Bake the bread cubes for 9 minutes at 425 degrees
DONE!

I then mix bread crumbs - chicken stock - mushrooms and spices.  I recommend you add the spices to your taste.  Here are the spices I use.  Spice to taste.  The Onion Crunch adds a sweet onion taste! 

Cornish Hens:
 Place the washed Cornish Hens in a baking dish. Stuff with dressing - top with butter and I sprinkled Italian Seasoning on ours.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour - then I cover with aluminum foil - I like Reynolds Non-Stick Wrap to ensure that the hens do not get too brown.  I check the hens about every 30 minutes - pasting using the juices from the hens.  I use a cooking thermometer to ensure that they are at least 165 degrees at the thickest part of the hen.  I cooked these hens for 1 hour & 45 minutes - they temped at 176 degrees.  DELICIOUS meal!!! I served with Chicken Gravy and Italian Green Beans!



30 comments:

  1. You're right - that is easy and what a delicious meal idea! Thanks for sharing how to do this - I will have to try it sometime soon!

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  2. I have never tried this because I thought it was too much effort. You may have talked me into it.

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  3. I never know what to do with whole hens. This looks easy and delicious.

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  4. I remember the first time I had cornish hen was at the dinner show in Excalibur in Las Vegas. Was good!

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  5. This is just Yummy looking. I have not has Cornish hens in a while.

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  6. I love this. I usually put my Cornish hens in the crockpot but this is certainly a fast and easy way to bake them!

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  7. Wow - looks easy but very yummy! I'm glad to know how to do this now - thanks!

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  8. I've never made game hen before- and have always wanted to. Do they taste "gamey"? I know my kids would love them!

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    1. No gamey taste - we think they taste like baked chicken.

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  9. That looks so easy! I'll have to try it!

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  10. Now I am hungry! I haven't made cornish hens in forever. I will have to pick some up the next time I am at the store.

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  11. I have never made Cornish hens but this recipe looks pretty easy. Maybe I'll give it a try.

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  12. Putting stuffing on is always so tricky. This looks really great and wow it looks good!

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  13. Oh These Look Delicious I Can't Wait To Try The Recipe!!

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  14. I love cornish hens however I never knew how to make them! My mother always did. So I appreciate this recipe and how to. OMG they are so good, my mouth is already watering.

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  15. I am sharing this with my dad who loves cornish hens! Thank you!

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  16. Oh I'm drooling! That looks similar to how my mom made stuffing and hers was the BEST.

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  17. This looks so simple and delicious. I haven't made Cornish Hens in quite a while. It's time to try them again.

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  18. I've never made them or even tried them, but this is certainly easy enough to do. Looks fantastic.

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  19. My husband really likes Cornish Hen, which always seemed way too hard to make. You may have inspired me to try with this recipe!

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  20. That looks so good! I'm going to try this sometime.

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  21. yummy! I haven't made Cornish hens in ages, your recipe looks great!!

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  22. This looks really easy to make. Thanks for sharing your recipe! I don't eat much meat anymore, but I never recall tasting cornish hen... does it taste like regular chicken?

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  23. I have cooked Cornish game hens many times but I have never stuffed them. I am now curious to try it.

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  24. My mother in law makes these! My husband has asked me to and I never knew how! lol! So thank you for sharing! :)

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  25. Wow, I have always been afraid to make something as sophisticated as cornish hens, but I just may have to try :)

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  26. I have never made a cornish game hen before. I will have to give it a try.

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  27. I enjoy the way you have presented this great information.It makes me wonder why I had not thought of it before! Thanks for sharing

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