It’s not unusual, in most households, to have winter guests over for dinner. With this Cornish game hens with stuffing recipe, you’re sure to have not only a wonderful tasting meal, but also receive many favorable comments as well.

Most folks like the dish because it’s simple to prepare, just thaw the birds and begin. In a matter of a few minutes, your meal is in the oven.


1 Cornish hen per person eating (wash well)
1 large skillet cornbread (cooled down)
1-2 cans chicken broth of choice
1 tbsp. onion powder
1 tbsp. salt
1 tbsp. ground black pepper
Add sage powder to taste
1 dash of lemon pepper seasoning
1/2 chopped onion of choice
2 freshly boiled eggs (cut into small chunks)
1/4 cup melted butter or substitute
1/4 cup water (for cooking stage)


In a large bowl, crumble up cornbread (with hands, until like a fine meal texture), add broth, onion powder, salt, pepper, sage, lemon pepper seasoning, chopped onions and eggs. Mix well to distribute ingredients evenly.

Take each Cornish hen and add stuffing into body cavity until almost full. Use tinfoil to cover the bottom and sides, spray aluminum with a none-stick coating (prevents sticking) and then add the hens.

Add 1/4 cup water to pan bottom. Cover pan with a layer of foil, tuck sides of aluminum under pan edge and then place into pre-heated oven at 325-350 degrees.

Bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours and then take from the oven. Remove foil, brush each Cornish hen with melted butter, and return to oven un-covered, cook for 30 minutes or until browned to your taste. The legs will move freely and juices will be clear when done. Remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes before serving.

Add bread of choice, salad, wild rice, or side dishes of choice. Finish with beverage and dessert of choice.

So, the next time you’re planning a dinner for friends or family, remember the simple and easy to prepare Cornish game hens with stuffing meal. This recipe makes a great festive dinner for couples or for larger party groups and it’s especially popular with kids, who like the idea of having their own bird.

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