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Broiled Cornish Hens


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  • 1 Cornish Hens (1 1/4 Pounds Each)
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1/4 Cup Low Fat Sour Cream or Yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil


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Step 1

Heat broiler. Cut back bone from each hen with kitchen shears, spread hens flat and cut in half through breastbones. Sprinkle both sides of hens with salt and pepper. Mix sour cream or yogurt and vegetable oil. Spread over half of mixture over insides of hens. Place hens skin side down no broiler pan. Broil 6 inches from heat 5-7 minutes. Turn hens over and spread remaining sour cream mixture over skin. Broil until skin is brown and hens are just cooked through, 5-7 minutes longer. Transfer to platter and keep warm until serving. "Great used for 4 people instead of turkey for Thanksgiving or anytime.

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