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Tony’s Baked Cornish Hens

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

120 minutes


4-6 people

If a turkey is too large for your holiday dinner, 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.

Tony’s Baked Cornish Hens

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  • 6 While Cornish Hens

  • 1 3/4 Tablespoons Tony’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 Tablespoon Flour

  • 2 Tablespoons Currant Jelly

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  1. Season the hens generously with Tony’s Original Creole Seasoning.
  2. Stuff cavity with equal parts 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°F 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°F 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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