Stuffed Cornish Hens

Yield:
2 servings
Ingredients
Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Season inside and out of cornish hens. In a bowl combine mushrooms, onions, carrots, peas, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Stuff vegetables into cavity of each bird to full capacity. Drizzle hens with remaining oil. Criss-cross 2 bacon slices across each hen, tucking ends under birds to keep in place. Place hens on a roasting rack in a roasting pan and pour chicken stock in bottom of pan. Roast hens 45 minutes to 1 hour or until an instant reading thermometer inserted in thickest part registers 170 degrees. Allow hens to rest, loosely covered with foil, for at least 10 minutes while you finish sauce. Bring sauce to a boil in roasting pan, scraping bottom of pan to incorporate any drippings; season to taste with salt and pepper. To serve, drizzle hens with sauce.


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Good, but next time I would cut the hens in half and simply roast them. I would make the stuffing and bake in casserole dish on the side to serve. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was my first attempt at making cornish hens, I made them for my parents annual New Year's day open house. They turned out great I had to kick them up a notch and added garlic. I didn't have any peas but no one really ate the stuffing but the stuffing added a lot of flavor and the bacon was a great touch! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best cornish hen recipe that I have found! Simple and amazing. All the flavors go so well together and the bacon makes it twice as good! Definitely worth a try! My husband agrees : item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ah, these were good. I made two cornish hens but didn't have any peas, but I did have corn on hand and substituted that for the peas. My mother came over that evening and she just kept saying, these are so tasty. It was so simple and, well, so tasty. Served over mashed potatoes. Hmmm, good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was just ok. Was expecting the chicken to be more flavorful. I felt that I should have basted the chicken more during cooking for more flavor. The sauce was so delicious that I was literally drinking it from the pan. Maybe will try it again and baste the chicken throughout the cooking. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Came out perfect, added roasted garlic between the bacon and the hen, and gorgonzola mashed potatos, also turned the sauce into gravy adding flour. Very good recipe item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe was very easy to follow and make. My three kids (ages 6-13) loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone at the table loved this recipe, including the vegetable stuffing. Even the vegeterian, who sometimes each meat for vitamins and minerals, loved this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Preparation time contributes to results. Also offers substutues for taste. My friends ate heartily JIm item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasty Christmas dish. My guests loved it...and thought it looked great as well! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for a small Thanksgiving dinner and they were devoured. The hens were moist, the bacon added a great flavor, and the vegetables inside were excellent. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love Emeril and his quick/easy recipes..I have all the ingredients without having to do a lot of hunting or spending that I can't afford..I love Emeril and his shows and will continue to learn from his expertise decades from now item not reviewed by moderator and published
The bird came out really good and tasty because of the bacon! You can put bacon in ANYTHING and I'll eat it (except dessert)! item not reviewed by moderator and published
excellent for low carb diet and very filling... item not reviewed by moderator and published
So juicy with so much flavor. I'll make it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this dish so much...quality is key and I did it in a cast iron dutch oven and that just made it so much better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is awesome. Especially when you drizzle the hens with the chicken stock. It has so much flavor. I've made this twice already. This recipe is a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a very easy recipe I made it for christmas dinner to be a little different. They prepped very quickly and the bacon made them look like they had been gift wrapped. My guests could not believe they took no time and I served them on a platter of sauted spinich. Simpley a wonderful holiday treat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The taste is superb! I added white wine to the pan drippings to make gravy and the family ended up eating too much smashed potatoes and meat because it was so yummy. The cornish hens were great with Emeril's roasted garlic smashed potatoes. I served half a hen per person on a plate and the presentation looked classy with the red, white and green stuffing. Perfect for a party. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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