Citrus Cornish Game Hen

A couple Sundays ago we had a delicious citrus cornish game hen and glazed carrot bundles, with Lundberg Wild Rice. If you haven’t had that, it’s a gourmet blend of brown and wild rice. It’s SO GOOD! We cook ours in half water half chicken broth.  I was in such a rush to get things done that I forgot to cut the carrots the same size, but oh well. I think everyone should make more homemade meals.

 

 

I know not everyone loves to cook so for this reason I chose to post an easy recipe that not only is delicious, but it looks like you have worked much harder than you have. So come on, let’s get back to family dinners!  Don’t you love Sunday dinners? It’s such an easy going day… well, sometimes it seems to be my busiest, but either way I love Sunday dinners with the fam.

Citrus Cornish Game Hen

Citrus Cornish Game Hen

Ingredients:

Herb Cornish Hens

Recipe By Me

  • 2 Cornish Hens
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried, crushed Rosemary
  • 1 Teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Fresh Ground Black Pepper

Glazed Carrot Bundles

Recipe by Paula Deen

  • 4 Large Carrots
  • 8 Chives, Blanched
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup White Wine

Directions:

For the Cornish Hens

  1. Heat oven to 350.
  2. Line a roasting pan with foil and spray the rack lightly with cooking oil to ensure it does not stick.
  3. Remove the giblets and discard. If the neck is there remove it too, but ours all have their removed already.
  4. Rinse hen and pat dry.
  5. Loosen the skin from the top of the bird (the neck end).
  6. Rub 1/2 teaspoon of Italian Seasoning under the skin of each bird and then place 2 thin slices of lemon in the cavity of the bird.
  7. Drizzle the olive oil over each bird.
  8. Sprinkle salt, pepper and rosemary over the birds and place in roasting pan.
  9. Bake 1 hour or until an internal temp of 155-160.

For the Carrots

  1. Julienne carrots into 3-inch by 1/4-inch strips.
  2. Cook them in boiling water for 5 min or until just tender: drain.
  3. Stack into 8 bundles and tie with a blanched chive.
  4. In a medium sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat.
  5. Stir in brown brown sugar until dissolved.
  6. Stir in white wine, and simmer 2 min.
  7. Add carrot bundles to sauce and cook 3 min or until coated with sauce.

2 hens fed all three of us with enough leftovers for the next night

Nutrition Information

Yield: , Serving Size: 1 recipe

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 2215 Calories
  • Total Fat: 156.9g
  • Cholesterol: 770.3mg
  • Carbohydrates: 75.7g
  • Fiber: 10.5g
  • Sugar: 55.7g
  • Protein: 119.6g
All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.

 

 

On another note… I loved all of your ideas for the ricotta!! Thanks for posting and I can’t wait to try all your recipes!!

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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2 comments on “Citrus Cornish Game Hen”

  1. Love the carrot bundles!

  2. I love the presentation! Looks delicious!!