A roasted cornish hen over potatoes and green beans on a white plate

Oven Roasted Cornish Game Hens

Juicy roasted cornish game hens cooked atop a layer of potatoes and finished with crisp, fresh green beans for a complete dinner.  One pan cooking at it’s finest!


Everyone loves things that are personal

Your initials printed on a notepad, your name on a keychain, a pizza that’s personally yours and how about your own personal little bird.  A Cornish game hen to be exact.  You don’t have to share a leg or wing with anyone because they’re both yours!

Game hens usually come packaged and vary in weight, but are just around 2 pounds a piece

Remove the hens from the packaging, pat dry with paper towels and pull out any innards that may be included

Measure out one tablespoon each of basil & oregano and one teaspoon each of garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper and kosher salt and mix together in a small bowl.  We’ll also need 2 pounds of potatoes, 4 garlic cloves and olive oil

Slice the potatoes into thick rounds and place in a large ovenproof pan that has been drizzled with olive oil

Sprinkle the potatoes with some of the spice blend

Add a garlic clove and healthy pinch of the spice mixture into the cavity of each hen.  Drizzle the birds with olive oil and sprinkle the remaining spices on top

Arrange the hens over the bed of potatoes and put into a 375 degree oven for 25 minutes

At the 25 minute mark, pour in one cup of white wine such as a chardonnay and roast for about another 45 minutes or until the thickest part of the thigh registers 165 degrees and the juices run clear

Remove the hens from the pan onto a platter and tent with foil

Increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees.  Rinse and trim the ends off a pound of fresh green beans.  Add to the pan and mix in with the potatoes with a sprinkle of kosher salt and black pepper

Roast for 10-12 minutes tossing once or twice until the green beans are cooked but still crisp and the potatoes are nicely browned

Re-season the potatoes and green beans if necessary and add the hens and juices back to the pan

A pan of roasted cornish game hens on top of green beans and potatoes

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A roasted cornish hen over potatoes and green beans on a white plateEnjoy!

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Medium
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Ingredients

4 Cornish game hens

1 tablespoon of dry basil

1 tablespoon of dry oregano

1 teaspoon of garlic powder

1 teaspoon of onion powder

1 teaspoon of black pepper + more to taste

1 teaspoon of kosher salt + more to taste

2 pounds of potatoes, red or white

4 garlic cloves

olive oil

1 cup of white wine

1 pound of fresh green beans

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Remove the hens from the packaging, pat dry with paper towels and pull out any innards that may be included

Measure out one tablespoon each of basil & oregano and one teaspoon each of garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper and kosher salt and mix together in a small bowl

Slice the potatoes into thick rounds and place in a large ovenproof pan that has been drizzled with olive oil; sprinkle the potatoes with some of the spice blend

Add a garlic clove and healthy pinch of the spice mixture into the cavity of each hen.  Drizzle the birds with olive oil and sprinkle the remaining spices on top

Arrange the hens over the bed of potatoes and put into a 375 degree oven for 25 minutes

At the 25 minute mark, pour in one cup of white wine such as a chardonnay and roast for about another 45 minutes or until the thickest part of the thigh registers 165 degrees and the juices run clear

Remove the hens from the pan onto a platter and tent with foil

Increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees.  Rinse and trim the ends off a pound of fresh green beans.  Add to the pan and mix in with the potatoes with a sprinkle of kosher salt and black pepper

Roast for 10-12 minutes tossing once or twice until the green beans are cooked but still crisp and the potatoes are nicely browned

Re-season the potatoes and green beans if necessary and add the hens and juices back to the pan

Tools used to make this recipe

Architec Carving Board, Gripperwood

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet

Mini Prep Glass Bowl

Pyrex Prepware 1-Cup Measuring Cup

Wilton Recipe Right Non-stick Cookie Sheet Set, 2-Piece

Zelite Infinity Santoku Knife

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