Succulent Oven Roasted Cornish Game Hens
Servings: 6-8 | Prep Time: 2 hrs 15 mins | Cook Time: 1 hr 5 mins
How to make lemon rosemary chicken that's moist, savory and rich in flavor. The secret is brining the birds first. You may use a whole fryer, broiler, or roaster chicken, but in this recipe, we want to showcase cornish game hens. (If using larger birds, brine longer, even overnight.) Game hens are small but fairly meaty relative to their size. They're tender, cook quickly and make for a hearty presentation. The wonderful smell of rosemary will fill your kitchen as they roast in the oven. Serve half a cornish game hen and you've got white meat and dark meat all in one generous portion.
Rosemary chicken goes great with wild rice pilaf
and sauteed vegetables
. Want to serve this with a sauce? Try our spicy, garlicky Hmong hot sauce