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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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