Cornish Hen with Roasted Vegetables

A Cornish hen, roasted to perfection with an apple-scented glaze, is fancy enough for a special occasion, but easy enough for a simple dinner for two.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 1 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 2
 

Ingredients

1
fresh or frozen Rock Cornish hen (24 oz), thawed
3/4
cup ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots
2
tablespoons apple jelly
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
3/4
cup Green Giant™ SELECT® frozen sugar snap peas

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Remove giblets; split hen in half. Rinse and pat dry. Place skin sides up in ungreased 12x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish. Arrange carrots around hen.
  • 2 In 1-quart saucepan, cook jelly, butter, salt and marjoram over low heat 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until warm. Brush half of sauce over hen and carrots. Cover with foil.
  • 3 Bake 40 minutes. Uncover; brush with remaining sauce. Add peas; bake 20 minutes longer, brushing with pan juices once or twice, until hen is fork tender, its juices run clear and vegetables are tender.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Remove giblets; split hen in half. Rinse and pat dry. Place skin sides up in ungreased 12x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish. Arrange carrots around hen.
  • 2 In 1-quart saucepan, cook jelly, butter, salt and marjoram over low heat 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until warm. Brush half of sauce over hen and carrots. Cover with foil.
  • 3 Bake 40 minutes. Uncover; brush with remaining sauce. Add peas; bake 20 minutes longer, brushing with pan juices once or twice, until hen is fork tender, its juices run clear and vegetables are tender.

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Cut each hen in half along backbone from tail to neck, using kitchen scissors.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
610
(
Calories from Fat
350),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
39g
39%
(Saturated Fat
13g,
13%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
255mg
255%;
Sodium
490mg
490%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
43g
43%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
130%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 6 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.