Lemon Leek Roasted Cornish Hens

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  • Published Feb 12th
  • Ready In1h 20m
  • Servings4
  • Calories716
Cornish game hens stuffed with leeks and fresh lemons and baked to a golden finish. This is a delicious and simple recipe for Cornish hens. Serve with couscous and broccoli, if desired.

Lemon Leek Roasted Cornish Hens Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Lemon Leek Roasted Cornish Hens for 4 servings:

  • 4 Rock Cornish hens
  • 2 lemons, halved
  • 2 sliced leeks, white part only
  • 2 tablespoons poultry seasoning

Lemon Leek Roasted Cornish Hens Cooking Instructions

  • Prep10m
  • Cook1h
  • Ready In1h 20m

To cook Lemon Leek Roasted Cornish Hens, you need about 10 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Lemon Leek Roasted Cornish Hens is about 1 hour , and you can serve your Lemon Leek Roasted Cornish Hens within 1 hour 20 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Lemon Leek Roasted Cornish Hens easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 2 Place hens in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Stuff each hen with 1 lemon half and 1/4 of the sliced leeks, then sprinkle with seasoning.
  3. 3 Bake at 350 degrees F 9175 degrees C) for 1 hour, or until hens are cooked through and juices run clear. Let stand 10 minutes, then remove lemon and leeks.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 716 calories; 47.5 grams of fat; 13.3 grams of carbohydrates; 59.1 grams of protein; 339 milligrams of cholesterol; 216 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jan 14th 2011

    Very good! First time cooking a cornish hen and it turned out great! Thanks so much!

  2. Jan 12th 2009

    These were great, but I did have to add a bit more seasonings to them... In the cavity I salt and peppered and added the poultry seasoning before I put in lemon and leeks. On the outside I ...

  3. May 10th 2008

    I used this recipe and the other reviews as a guideline. I made a herb and garlic infused butter (Rosemary, sage, thyme and parsley) and coated the cavity before seasoning with salt, pepper ...

  4. Jan 8th 2006

    My boyfriend, who is a picky eater, liked this recipe as did I! I stuffed the cavity with the lemon and leeks per the recipe but I also threw in some minced garlic and poultry seasoning. I ...

  5. Nov 23rd 2003

    My boyfriend is mainly a beef eater - but he keeps asking me to make this recipe! Very tasty! I prepared it exactly the way the recipe called for...but will try some of the other suggestions ...

  6. Feb 5th 2003

    Very easy but the lemon and leek flavors were too subtle for me.

  7. Mar 22nd 2002

    This was a great recipe! I followed it exactly, and my mother and I both thought that the hens were delicious. Pretty easy, considering that I'm not the most advanced cook. Thanks!

  8. Jan 31st 2002

    This was a great basic recipe! To suit my owns tastes, I substituted fines herbes for the poultry seasoning, and added a dash of olive oil and some minced garlic. Also, rubbing the birds w ...

  9. Apr 9th 2001

    Thank you so much! This is a delicious and easy recipe. I added more poultry seasoning, so it "coated" both hens. I think the hens I used were on the big side, so I cooked them for almost ...