Recipe courtesy of Michele Urvater

Garlic Pan- Roasted Game Hens

Save Recipe
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 20 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yield: 4 servings
Share This Recipe


2 teaspoons Dijon mustard


3 tablespoons olive oil

2 game hens, about 1 and 1/2 pounds each, split in half

4 small peeled garlic cloves

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

1/4 cup chicken broth

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet, over medium heat for about 2 minutes or until almost smoking. Add the game hens, skin side down, and saute for 5 minutes or until golden. With tongs, turn the hens over, add the garlic and saute for another 5 minutes.
  2. Add the vinegar and broth which will bubble up, then the thyme and rosemary. Cover and simmer, over low heat, for 25 to 30 minutes or until the juices run clear, not rosy, when the thigh is pricked with a fork. Transfer the hens to a plate. Stir the mustard into the juices in the skillet and boil down furiously, until 1/2 cup of liquid remains, scraping the brown cooking particles into the sauce. Season with salt and pepper, spoon over the hens and serve immediately.
Roasted Pork Shoulder with Pan Gravy
21m Easy 100%
Spatchcocked Fried Cornish Game Hens
13m Intermediate 100%
Gluten-Free Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Spicy Tomato Sauce
3-Ingredient Gluten-Free Flatbread
17m Easy 99%

10m Easy 99%
Guy Fieri, Alex Guarnaschelli, Antonia Lofaso, Josh Capon, Aaron May

Guy's Big Game

60m Easy 97%