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.

  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
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