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Cornish Game Hens w/Thyme Butter

Cornish Game Hens w/Thyme Butter

  • Yield: 2 servings ( Serving Size: servings )
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook time: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes


  • 2 Cornish Game Hens
  • 4 tbsp Butter (softened)
  • 1/4 tsp Sage
  • 1/2 tsp Thyme (fresh)
  • Salt/Pepper
  • 'Bam' (Essence)
  • Olive Oil


Preheat Oven to 450 degrees F.

Bathe Hens in salted water to clean.

While bathing hens, make a compound butter by working Sage and Thyme into softened Butter (not melted!).

Massage Olive Oil onto skin.

Add Pepper and Bam (back of hens, then...)

... insert about two-thirds of the Compound Butter between skin and breast meat.

Pepper/Bam fronts as before.

In Pyrex Pan, Roast @ 450 degrees F for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees F and continue roasting for another 35 minutes.

Melt remaining Compound Butter and baste Hens.

Roast for another 20 minutes, beginning to check internal temperature (bring up to 180 degrees F and juices run clear).

Once out of oven, let hens rest for minimum of 5 minutes.

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