Roast Cornish Hen with Vegetables

When the occasion calls for a special dinner for two, this recipe fills the bill. Just 15 minutes of prep time, and you are ready to pop this stunning meal into the oven.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 1 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 2
 

Ingredients

1
Cornish game hen (24 oz), thawed if frozen
1
teaspoon garlic salt
1
teaspoon chili powder
1/2
teaspoon ground ginger
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1
medium dark-orange sweet potato, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces (2 cups)
2
small red potatoes, quartered
1
small green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces (1 cup)

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LOCATION

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  • 1 Heat oven to 400ºF. Spray 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Remove and discard neck and giblets from game hen. With kitchen scissors, cut hen in half; place halves, skin side up, in baking dish.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix garlic salt, chili powder, ginger, cumin and oil. Brush hen halves with 1 tablespoon of the oil mixture. To remaining mixture in bowl, add sweet potatoes, red potatoes and bell pepper; toss to coat. Arrange vegetables around hen halves in dish.
  • 3 Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until hen halves are fork-tender and juices run clear, and vegetables are tender.
  • 1 Heat oven to 400ºF. Spray 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Remove and discard neck and giblets from game hen. With kitchen scissors, cut hen in half; place halves, skin side up, in baking dish.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix garlic salt, chili powder, ginger, cumin and oil. Brush hen halves with 1 tablespoon of the oil mixture. To remaining mixture in bowl, add sweet potatoes, red potatoes and bell pepper; toss to coat. Arrange vegetables around hen halves in dish.
  • 3 Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until hen halves are fork-tender and juices run clear, and vegetables are tender.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Not a sweet potato fan? Just use 4 small red potatoes instead of the sweet potato, in addition to the 2 already called for.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
820
(
Calories from Fat
430),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
48g
48%
(Saturated Fat
11g,
11%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
240mg
240%;
Sodium
640mg
640%;
Total Carbohydrate
51g
51%
(Dietary Fiber
7g
7%
  Sugars
18g
18%
),
Protein
46g
46%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
330%;
Vitamin C
90%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.