Cornish Game Hens w/Thyme Butter

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


  1. Preheat Oven to 450 degrees F.

  2. Bathe Hens in salted water to clean.

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

  4. Massage Olive Oil onto skin.
  5. Add Pepper and Bam (back of hens, then...)
  6. ... insert about two-thirds of the Compound Butter between skin and breast meat.
  7. Pepper/Bam fronts as before.

  8. In Pyrex Pan, Roast @ 450 degrees F for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees F and continue roasting for another 35 minutes.
  9. Melt remaining Compound Butter and baste Hens.
  10. Roast for another 20 minutes, beginning to check internal temperature (bring up to 180 degrees F and juices run clear).

  11. Once out of oven, let hens rest for minimum of 5 minutes.
April 2013

This recipe is a personal recipe added by ldweisberg and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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