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Herb-Roasted Game Hens

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Bake: 50 min.

Makes

2 servings

These golden Cornish hens, shown at right, are seasoned with basil, sage and thyme for plenty of flavor. They're simple to prepare yet make any occasion seem special. For a fast finish, serve corn bread stuffing and chunky cinnamon applesauce...or roasted cubed potatoes with pepper and carrots plus instant chocolate pudding for dessert.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cornish game hens (20 to 24 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning

Directions

  1. Place hens, breast side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Spoon over hens.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-60 minutes or a thermometer reads 180°.

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