Cornish Game Hens with Gravy

Product Wellness Keys
  • Fat Free
  • Fruits - Vegetables
  • Heart Healthy
  • Gluten Free
  • High Calcium
  • High Fiber
  • Lactose Free
  • Low Calorie
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Sugar Free
  • Vegan
  • Lean
  • Whole Grain
  • Diabetes
  • High Calorie
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Nutritional Info
Each serving (1/2 hen with about 1/2 cup gravy) contains 560 calories, 5 g carbohydrate, (1 g fiber), 35 g protein, 35 g fat, (9 g saturated fat), 205 mg cholesterol, and 470 mg sodium.
  • Calories per Serving: 560
  • Servings: 8
  • Active Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time to Make: 1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Cooking Technique: Roasting Meat
Cornish Game Hens with Gravy



You'll Need

Kitchen string


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place mirepoix in large roasting pan; season with 1 Tbsp basting oil.
  2. Rub hens with remaining basting oil; season with salt and pepper. Arrange on mirepoix; tie hen legs together with kitchen string.
  3. Roast 15 min on center rack of oven. Reduce heat to 350 degrees; roast about 40 min, until internal temp of hens reaches 165 degrees (check by inserting thermometer halfway into thickest part of meat, between breast and leg, not touching any bone).
  4. Remove from oven; let rest 10 min before carving. To serve: Quarter hens by removing legs and cutting body in half. Keep warm while preparing gravy.
  5. Make gravy: Place roasting pan on stovetop over MED and brown mirepoix, 2-3 min, stirring frequently. Add wine, stirring to loosen browned bits on bottom of pan. Cook until almost dry, 3-4 min. Add gravy. Bring to simmer,;simmer 3-5 min to heat through. Adjust consistency by adding 1/2 -1 cup chicken broth if needed. 
  6. Strain vegetables from sauce. Blend until smooth; add back to gravy.



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