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Roasted Cornish Hens

Roasted Cornish hens flavored with thyme, butter and pepper.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2
Author www.sanpasqualskitchen.com


  • 2 2 lb Cornish Hens
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 small sprig thyme or rosemary optional


  • Preheat the oven to 400° and lightly oil a baking sheet or shallow roasting pan.
  • Mix together the dry ingredients and rub over the skin and into the body cavity of the hens.
  • Put the hens on a baking pan and brush with melted butter. Place a sprig of thyme or rosemary into the cavity if using.
  • Bake for 40 minutes. Remove hens from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes.
  • ¡Enjoy!