Oxmoor House
Prep Time
16 Mins
Cook Time
1 Hour 25 Mins
Other Time
4 Hours 5 Mins
Yield
4 servings (serving size: 1 hen half)

Cornish hens are small, specially-bred chickens that typically weigh less than 1 1/2 pounds and have tender meat. Cook the hens with the skin on to keep them perfectly moist throughout the cooking process, but remove and discard it before serving for a low-fat feast. Garnish with rosemary or thyme sprigs.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Combine first 7 ingredients in a small bowl.

Step 3

Remove and discard giblets and necks from hens. Rinse hens under cold water; pat dry. Place hens in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish. Pour marinade evenly under skin and inside of hens. Cover and chill 4 hours. Drain; discard marinade.

Step 4

Working with 1 hen at a time, tie ends of legs together with string. Place hens, meaty side up, on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Lift wing tips up and over back; tuck under hen. Insert a meat thermometer into meaty part of a thigh, making sure not to touch bone. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 25 minutes or until thermometer registers 170°, basting occasionally. Let stand 5 minutes. Remove skin and discard.

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