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G. Garvin's Cornish Hens

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 55 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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4 Cornish hens, cut in half or backbone removed

2 sprigs fresh rosemary

2 sprigs fresh thyme

4 to 5 cloves garlic, minced 

1 teaspoon kosher salt 

1 teaspoon black pepper 

1 teaspoon seasoned salt 

1 teaspoon smoked paprika 

2 tablespoons olive oil

Pinch garlic salt 


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. and place the hens on a sheet pan. Pull the leaves off the rosemary and thyme sprigs and sprinkle over the hens with the garlic, kosher salt, pepper, seasoned salt and paprika. Drizzle the hens with the olive oil and sprinkle with the garlic salt. Roast the hens in the oven until skin is golden brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thigh registers 165 degrees F. about 45 minutes.