Daily Archives: November 12, 2015

American Cookbook #17 – Hen

American-Cookbook2 Cornish Game Hens with Garlic and Rosemary

Makes 4 servings

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 60 minutes

Shopping List:

  • 4 Cornish game hens
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 45 ml or 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 24 cloves garlic
  • 85 ml or ⅓ cup white wine
  • 85 ml or ⅓ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary, for garnish
  • cornstarch (optional)

game-henTO MAKE:

  1. Preheat oven to 230° C or 450 degrees F.
  2. Rub hens with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil.
  3. Lightly season hens with salt and pepper.
  4. Place 1 lemon wedge and 1 sprig rosemary in cavity of each hen.
  5. Arrange in a large, heavy roasting pan, and arrange garlic cloves around hens.
  6. Roast in preheated oven for 25 minutes.
  7. Reduce oven temperature to 175° C or 350 degrees F.
  8. In a mixing bowl, whisk together wine, chicken broth, and remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. Pour over hens.
  9. Continue roasting about 25 minutes longer, or until hens are golden brown and juices run clear.
  10. Baste with pan juices every 10 minutes.
  11. Transfer hens to a platter, pouring any cavity juices into the roasting pan.
  12. Add a little cornstarch (optional) to thicken it up.
  13. Tent hens with aluminum foil to keep warm.
  14. Transfer pan juices and garlic cloves to a medium saucepan and boil until liquids reduce to a sauce consistency, about 6 minutes.
  15. Cut hens in half lengthwise and arrange on plates.
  16. Spoon sauce and garlic around hens.
  17. Garnish with rosemary sprigs, and serve.

Note 1: Serve with sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, green beans, mushrooms and cranberries.

Note 2: Instead of game hens use roaster chicken.


Amount Per Serving
Calories: 814
Total Fat: 57.5g
Cholesterol: 340mg
Sodium: 1383mg
Total Carbohydrates: 9.7g
Dietary Fiber: 1.8g
Protein: 59.4g

Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and Lap-band [WLS] persons can eat only half a serving max !

PDF of this recipe: 20151112-AC-17-Cornish-Game-Hens-Garlic-Rosemary