Roasted Cornish Hens

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

4 Cornish hens 

2 teaspoons salt-free poultry seasoning

1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt 

Pink Himalayan salt and freshly ground black pepper 

1 cup chicken stock 

1 large onion, diced 


  1. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat; coat with the olive oil. Season the hens with the poultry seasoning, seasoning salt and 1/2 teaspoon each Himalayan salt and pepper. Place, breast-side down, in the Dutch oven and cook until golden brown, 3 minutes. Turn and cook until golden brown on the reverse side, another 2 minutes.
  2. Turn the heat down to the lowest setting and add the chicken stock and onions. Cover and cook the Cornish hens slowly until their juices run clear, 45 minutes. Reserve 1 cup of the cooking liquid for the Don't Block the Blessing Dressing.

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