How Do U Cook Cornish Hen?

Cornish Hen - A very small bird that is edible.
@Chevee (5915)
United States
February 6, 2010 12:50pm CST
I am preparing a cornish hen for dinner tomorrow. I am not saying I love these little birds, but I am having it for dinner tomorrow. I am just going to season it and put in in the oven and let it cook. Do you like cornish hen, if so what is your favorite way of cooking this little bird?
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@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
7 Feb 10
Okay, have you been peeking in my freezer? I fixed Cornish game hens for dinner too. I stuffed the cavity with peaches and then placed a couple of peach halves on the top to keep the birds moist. I usually fix mine with a wild rice dressing with mushrooms mixed in...but my boyfriend doesn't like rice or mushrooms. I also will fix them with a bit of garlic bread dressing if we have any left over French bread (that doesn't happen often as my bf loves bread) Mom loved my game hens because of the different ways I fix them, but I haven't fixed them since 1998 when she got sick and passed away two years later. I would also fix Mom's favorite with a salmon/bread stuffing...there was never anything left when I fixed them that way, Mom would devour the whole thing, leaving just a few bones behind!
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@Chevee (5915)
• United States
7 Feb 10
Where were you when I needed you? I love your ideas will copy and keep for next time.
• United States
6 Feb 10
Hi, Chevee! I coat the skin with apricot preserves. That little touch of sweetness makes them really special, and it's no trouble at all!
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@Chevee (5915)
• United States
6 Feb 10
Great idea, thank you very much.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
7 Feb 10
Good Sunday morning, Chevee. that sounds good, i haven't fixed one in years. I always just seasoned them w/salt & pepper & i like to rub some sage on them to. I hope u enjoy your dinner. What time we eating, lol??
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@mentalward (14697)
• United States
7 Feb 10
My favorite way is to bake them like I'd bake a turkey and have much of the same side dishes along with them like sweet potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, etc. It's like a tiny Christmas dinner for one.
@jerzgirl (7990)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
7 Feb 10
Whatever you do to turkey or chicken, you can do to this little bird. I used to buy and make these for my kids. They thought it was great that they had kid-sized "chickens" to eat. I'd stuff them just like a turkey (and have more stuffing on the side), I'd prepare mashed potatoes and gravy made from the drippings, and all the other yummy sides that go with such a meal. And, it didn't cost too much since the birds at that time were often only 99 cents a piece. Just adjust your baking time for the smaller size being cooked. Now, turkey and chicken do taste different, but I think these taste almost just like chicken, so it shouldn't be a problem for anyone to eat them. What I put on mine is salt, pepper, poultry seasoning and additional sage. I also sprinkle the seasonings inside the cavities. I know I'm probably late in responding but I hope your meal turned out well!
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
7 Feb 10
Better late than never, thanks. Will keep for future reference.