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Roast Cornish Hen with Vegetables


When the occasion calls for a special dinner for two, this recipe fills the bill. Just 15 minutes of prep time, and you are ready to pop this stunning meal into the oven.

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  • 1 (24-ounce) Cornish game hen, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 medium dark-orange sweet potato, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces (2-cups)
  • 2 small red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 small green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces (1-cup)


Servings 2
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 80mins


Step 1

Heat oven to 400ºF.

Spray 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Remove and discard neck and giblets from game hen. With kitchen scissors, cut hen in half; place halves, skin side up, in baking dish.

In medium bowl, mix garlic salt, chili powder, ginger, cumin and oil. Brush hen halves with 1 tablespoon of the oil mixture. To remaining mixture in bowl, add sweet potatoes, red potatoes and bell pepper; toss to coat. Arrange vegetables around hen halves in dish.

Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until hen halves are fork-tender and juices run clear, and vegetables are tender.

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