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Cornish Hen with Roasted Vegetables

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

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 frozen sugar snap peas

Steps

  • 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.

Expert Tips

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

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
610
Calories from Fat
350
% Daily Value
Total Fat
39g
61%
Saturated Fat
13g
65%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
255mg
85%
Sodium
490mg
21%
Potassium
730mg
21%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
13g
Protein
43g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
130%
130%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
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 Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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