Tony's Baked Cornish Hens

Aug 22, 2017
If a turkey is too large, this hen recipe is the perfect substitute. Covered in a creamy gravy, this flavorful hen is great when served with broccoli casserole, green salad, and French Bread.
Prep time: 15 minutes   Cooking time: 120 minutes   Serves: 6  


6 Whole Cornish Hens
1 3/4 Tbsp. Tony's Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning
1/2 Stick Margarine
1/2 cup Basic Vegetable Mixture
3 Slices Bacon
1 Cup Chicken Broth
1 Can Mushrooms
1/2 Cup Green Onions
1 Tbsp. Flour
2 Tbsp. Currant Jelly


1: Season the hens generously with Tony's Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning.
2: Stuff cavity with equal parks of margarine and vegetable mixture.
3: Place in oblong baking dish, breast side up. Top with bacon slices.
4: Pour chicken broth in dish.
5: Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake in 325 degrees oven for 1 hour and 30 minutes, or until tender.
6: Remove foil and pour pan juices into skillet on top of stove.
7: Return birds, uncovered, to a 500 degrees oven.
8: Watch closely until they are brown.
9: Remove from oven, then cover to keep warm.
10: To the pan juices in skillet, add mushrooms, green onions, and parsley.
11: Make a mixture with the mushroom juice and flour.
12: Add mushroom mixture and currant jelly to skillet juices.
13: Cook and stir for 5 minutes until gravy thickens.
14: Transfer each hen to individual plates.
15: Pour gravy over each hen

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