Recipe By Robbie Rice
Published Mar 21st
Holiday Meal For Two
Prep 20m Cook 1h 20m Additional 20m Ready In 2h
Servings 2 Servings Calories 1212.4

When dining alone or in a pair for the holidays, a traditional meal can be overabundant and overwhelming. Try this one-dish traditional dinner instead.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) package dry bread stuffing mix
  • 2 Cornish game hens
  • 3 tablespoons seasoning salt
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen green beans
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup chicken broth

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Prepare dry bread stuffing mix according to package directions. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 2 Using fingers, separate the skin and meat of the Cornish game hens, and rub 1 tablespoon seasoning salt into the meat of each hen. Rub remaining seasoning salt into the cavities of the hens. Stuff each cavity with about 1 1/2 cups prepared stuffing.
  3. 3 Place hens and green beans in an oven bag. Bake 80 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the meat is no longer pink and the juices run clear.
  4. 4 Drain hen drippings into a medium saucepan. Over medium heat, stir in flour until bubbly. Gradually mix in chicken broth. Stirring occasionally, cook until a thick gravy has formed.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 1212.4
  • Carbohydrate 107.5 g
  • Cholesterol 340.5 mg
  • Fat 51.3 g
  • Fiber 10 g
  • Protein 73.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 14.1 g
  • Sodium 6115 mg
  • Sugar 15.1 g


  1. After reading the reviews I decided to go with just a pinch of salt in each of the cavities. I choose Pepperidge Farm brand stuffing it was all that the store had and I think that it would be much better with a homemade stuffing mix. The green beans were way overcooked after 1 1/2 - Read more ...
  2. This was the second time using this recipe! This time I used Bobby Flay's Mesa 16 Spice Poultry Rub. It's comfort food with easy clean up! You can use any vegetable but we like the green beans and the stuffing together. I also added a little chicken broth in the bag. No salt needed. The - Read more ...
  3. Well let me start off with the fact that I used this recipe for when I was home for my father and I. I added Chipotle Tobasco sauce to the exterior rub which was a tasty addition. In general best Cornish Game Hen that me and my father had had for a long time. total - Read more ...
  4. Replaced green beans with fresh chopped carrots/onions.....the oven bag worked awesome!
  5. I enjoyed it but found it a bit too salty. To make it again I would greately reduce the seasoning salt.
  6. This is just too good to save for a holiday.....maybe a romantic dinner for 2. You don't have a giant mess to clean up on this and the hens are deliciously seasoned. I liked the fact it was a complete meal I felt like I was in a fancy restaurant. Thanks for this great recipe.
  7. I used Robbie's seasoning method and her spices but I did it on the rotiserie. It was great! I have been looking for a simple way to season the hens and this is wonderfull! Thanks Robbie.
  8. I really enjoyed this recipe! Very simple and quick. Clean up is a snap as well. I will use this often when my daughter and I want a really good dinner and I am not in the mood to cook a huge meal! Being it is so simple I can allow her to "help" with - Read more ...
  9. I tried this recipe as a change from the traditional turkey dinner since it was just the two of us.I loved the ease of the preperation and it was good to have a change from Turkey.t even went well with cranberry sauce.