Chicken/Poultry

One Skillet Oven Roasted Cornish Game Hens and Veggies Recipe for Two

This Oven Roasted Cornish Game Hens and Veggies dish is super easy and delicious. It’s an entire meal cooked in just one skillet.

One Skillet Oven Roasted Cornish Game Hens and Veggies

 

Posts on this blog may contain affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, if you click through an affiliate link and make a purchase, I may make a small commission.

It’s impressive and only takes about one hour too bake in the oven.

 

Two Cornish Hens are covered in savory seasonings and garlic and baked with carrots, potatoes, and onions.

 

This recipe makes a great lunch, dinner, or romantic date night meal idea. Try it for Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day or Christmas.

 

How to cook Cornish hens in the oven:

Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 C) with a 12 inch cast iron skillet inside. Click here for a 12 inch cast iron skillet.

 

Cut the onion into quarters.

an onion cut into quarters

 

Place the potatoes, carrots, and onions in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Toss well to coat.

onion, carrots, and potatoes mixed with oil in a bowl

 

Rinse the hens and pat dry with paper towels.

two Cornish game hens on paper towel

 

In a small bowl, mix together the salt, thyme, oregano, and ground black pepper and set aside.

oregano, pepper, thyme and salt

 

Rub 1 tablespoon of olive oil, divided evenly, over the top and bottom of each hen.

 

Next rub the jarred minced garlic, divided evenly, over the top and bottom of each hen.

two cornish hens rubbed with oil and garlic

 

Sprinkle the herb mixture, divided evenly, all over the top and bottom of each hen.

two cornish hens with herbs sprinkled on

 

Remove the cast iron skillet from the oven and brush with olive oil.

 

Place the hens into the center of the pan, breast side up. It will make a lovely sizzling sound. Be very careful not to touch the pan and get burned.

two herb covered cornish hens in a cast iron skillet

 

Add the potatoes, carrots, and onions to the pan around the hens.

unbaked cornish hens and veggies in a cast iron skillet

 

Bake for 60 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F (73.89 C).

 

Carefully transfer the hens and vegetables to serving plates and enjoy.

 

One Skillet Oven Roasted Cornish Game Hens and Veggies Recipe for Two

 

 

5 from 1 vote
One Skillet Oven Roasted Cornish Game Hens and Veggies Recipe serves 2
One Skillet Oven Roasted Cornish Game Hens and Veggies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 
This Oven Roasted Cornish Game Hens and Veggies dish is super easy and delicious. It’s an entire meal cooked in just one skillet.
Course: Date Night, Dinner, Game Day, Lunch, Main Course, New Year's Eve, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cornish Game hens, one skillet oven roasted hens and veggies
Servings: 2
Calories: 1177 kcal
Author: Zona
Ingredients
  • 2 Game Hens thawed
  • 1/2 lb baby fingerling potatoes
  • 1/2 lb baby carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves jarred minced garlic
  • 1/4 Tablespoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 Tablespoon thyme
  • 1/4 Tablespoon oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil divided plus more for coating the pan
Instructions
How to cook Cornish hens in the oven:
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 C) with a 12 inch cast iron skillet inside. Click here for a 12 inch cast iron skillet.
  2. Cut the onion into quarters.
  3. Place the potatoes, carrots, and onions in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Toss well to coat.
  4. Rinse the hens and pat dry with paper towels.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together the salt, thyme, oregano, and ground black pepper and set aside.
  6. Rub 1 tablespoon of olive oil, divided evenly, over the top and bottom of each hen.
  7. Next rub the jarred minced garlic, divided evenly, over the top and bottom of each hen.
  8. Sprinkle the herb mixture, divided evenly, all over the top and bottom of each hen.
  9. Remove the cast iron skillet from the oven and brush with olive oil.
  10. Place the hens into the center of the pan, breast side up. It will make a lovely sizzling sound. Be very careful not to touch the pan and get burned.

  11. Add the potatoes, carrots, and onions to the pan around the hens.
  12. Bake for 60 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F (73.89 C).
  13. Carefully transfer the hens and vegetables to serving plates and enjoy.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
One Skillet Oven Roasted Cornish Game Hens and Veggies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1177 Calories from Fat 693
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 77g 118%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 454mg 151%
Sodium 1244mg 52%
Potassium 1888mg 54%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 8g
Protein 81g 162%
Vitamin A 323.3%
Vitamin C 40.6%
Calcium 12.2%
Iron 32.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This Oven Roasted Cornish Game Hens and Veggies dish is an entire meal cooked in just one skillet. It’s impressive and only takes about one hour too bake in the oven. Two Cornish Hens are covered in savory seasonings and garlic and baked with carrots, potatoes, and onions. This recipe makes a great lunch, dinner, or romantic date night meal idea. Try it for Thanksgiving or Christmas too. #CornishHens #chicken #OnePan #OnePot #OneSkillet #veggies #DinnerForTwo #LunchForTwo #DateNight #Thanksgiving #Christmas

You Might Also Like

No Comments

Leave a Reply

Share1
Pin114
Tweet
Yum
Email
115 Shares