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Roasted Cornish Hens Stuffed with Vegetables

What are Cornish hens? Cornish hens are a particular breed of chicken that were developed in England, named Cornish after Cornwall. A Cornish hen is a small bird that makes a delicious roast chicken.

How long does it take to cook Cornish hens? Cornish hens roast for 1 hour and 15 minutes, then broil for an additional 5 minutes to make

How to season Cornish hens? You can season hens with any of your favorite seasonings you like. For this recipe, these Cornish hens are seasoned with poultry seasoning from Trader Joe’s, salt and black pepper, basil, lemon juice, and garlic. All of these savory seasonings and flavors combine to make a a regular chicken into a delicious creation! The cavity of the hens is also filled with various vegetables that add flavor.

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Roasted Cornish Hens Stuffed with Vegetables

Pair the roasted cornish hens with mashed potatoes, a fresh salad and you've got yourself a fancy dinner.
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Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Calories: 291kcal



  • 2 cornish hens
  • 2 stick celery, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • ½ yellow onion, diced

Seasoning Mix

  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 juiced lemon, freshly squeezed
  • 1 small handful basil, fresh, chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning, I use 21 seasoning salt from Trader Joe's


  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Prepare an oven sheet with a rack.
  • Dice celery sticks, red bell pepper, and onion.
    2 stick celery,, 1 red bell pepper,, ½ yellow onion,
  • In a bowl mix fresh basil, lemon juice, salt, black pepper, minced garlic, and poultry seasoning. (Link at bottom for the trader joe’s seasoning.) Mix it well together.
    1 clove garlic,, 1 juiced lemon,, ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp black pepper, 1 tsp poultry seasoning,, 1 small handful basil,
  • Drizzle extra virgin olive oil on the hen and spread it all around.
    1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 2 cornish hens
  • Stuff hens with chopped vegetables.
    2 stick celery,, 1 red bell pepper,, ½ yellow onion,
  • Rub the seasoning mix all over the hens.
  • Place in the oven for 1 hour 15 minutes.
  • I broiled the last 5 minutes for the color.


Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 255mg | Potassium: 408mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 749IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg
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