Save Recipe Print
Cornish Game Hens stuffed with Chicken Liver Pate
Total:
2 hr 30 min
Active:
1 hr 40 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
2 hr 30 min
Active:
1 hr 40 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Pate:
Game Hens:

Directions

For the pate: Coat a large saute pan with olive oil and add the capers, anchovies and garlic. Bring to medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the anchovies dissolve, 3 to 4 minutes.

Add the chicken livers, turn the heat to high and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the wine and cook until the wine has reduced by half, 4 to 5 more minutes; the mix will still be pretty soupy.

Transfer the mixture to a food processor and puree until smooth. Season with a little salt and loosen with a little olive oil if needed. Set aside to cool completely. Put into a pastry bag.

For the game hens: Place the game hens on a clean work surface. Loosen the skin under the breast, legs and thighs and, using the pastry bag, stuff the chicken liver pate under the skin. Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Drizzle the game hens with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add the fennel pollen, crushed red pepper flakes and lemon zest. Place the whole shootin' match in the oven for about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, turn on the broiler and place under the broiler. Broil for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the pans from the oven. Check the game hens for doneness; they should be cooked through but still succulent and juicy. Let rest for about 5 minutes. 

Remove the game hens from the pan. Cut the game hens in half and separate the breasts from the dark meat. Each plate gets half a game hen. Reserve on a large platter.

Remove the excess fat from the saute pan and add the chicken stock, white wine and rosemary. Cook over high heat until the liquid has reduced by more than half. Taste and season with salt. Finish the sauce with the butter.

Spoon the juices over over the game hens. Garnish with the chives. Tastes like chicken!

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Grilled Sheet Pan Paella 00:48

A grill and a sheet pan are all you need to whip up paella for a crowd.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Stuffed Mushrooms

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Cornish Game Hens, Stuffed Under the Skin

Recipe courtesy of Michele Urvater

Cornish Game Hens with Cornbread Stuffing

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Cornish Game Hen: Spatchcock Hen

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Roasted Cornish Game Hens

Recipe courtesy of The Neelys

Christmas Cornish Game Hens

Recipe courtesy of The Neelys

Cornish Game Hens with Wild Rice Stuffing

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Stuffed Cornish Game Hens with Pine Nuts and Raisins

Recipe courtesy of Don Pintabona

Stuffed Cornish Hens

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          Get Cooking

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.