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Skillet Roasted Cornish Hen

Course Main Course, Poultry
Cuisine French
Keyword chicken, cornish hen
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories 36 kcal


  • tarragon fresh tarragon
  • 1 lemons 1 cut in quarters lemons
  • 2 bread 2 slices of bread


  1. Preheat oven at 375º.

  2. In a large cast iron skillet place the slices of bread to cover the skillet bottom.

  3. Place the cleaned Cornish hens over the bread slices. In the cavity sprinkle generously salt and pepper, insert the cut lemon quarter and fresh tarragon. Tie the legs together. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper all over and lightly cover with over oil.

  4. Place in the hot oven for 40 minutes, poking the tights and breasts to make sure all the juices are running out.

  5. When ready, remove from the oven, cover and let it rest for 5 minutes.

  6. At time of serving discard the bread and cut in half.

Nutrition Facts
Skillet Roasted Cornish Hen
Amount Per Serving
Calories 36
% Daily Value*
Sodium 58mg3%
Potassium 50mg1%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 11.5mg14%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.