Cornish Game Hens with Garlic and Rosemary

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Cornish Game Hens with Garlic and Rosemary

Prep 20 m

Cook 1 m

Ready In 21 m

4 Servings

814 Calories


"Crusty garlic bread and a nice light Chianti wine complement this meal very well."

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  1. 4 Cornish game hens

  2. salt and pepper to taste

  3. 1 lemon, quartered

  4. 4 sprigs fresh rosemary

  5. 3 tablespoons olive oil

  6. 24 cloves garlic

  7. 1/3 cup white wine

  8. 1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth

  9. 4 sprigs fresh rosemary, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  2. Rub hens with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Lightly season hens with salt and pepper. Place 1 lemon wedge and 1 sprig rosemary in cavity of each hen. Arrange in a large, heavy roasting pan, and arrange garlic cloves around hens. Roast in preheated oven for 25 minutes.

  3. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a mixing bowl, whisk together wine, chicken broth, and remaining 2 tablespoons of oil; pour over hens. Continue roasting about 25 minutes longer, or until hens are golden brown and juices run clear. Baste with pan juices every 10 minutes.

  4. Transfer hens to a platter, pouring any cavity juices into the roasting pan. Tent hens with aluminum foil to keep warm. Transfer pan juices and garlic cloves to a medium saucepan and boil until liquids reduce to a sauce consistency, about 6 minutes. Cut hens in half lengthwise and arrange on plates. Spoon sauce and garlic around hens. Garnish with rosemary sprigs, and serve.

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