Cornish Hens

I don't cook Cornish Hens very often. They're not hard to cook but they are a little messy to eat. I decided to try them again this week (and since Publix had them on sale). Of course, you can use any good chicken recipe on these and they will turn out fine. Tonight, I decided to use shallots, butter, and orange to flavor these hens and they turned out great.

Here's what they looked like before they went into the oven......poor things.

This is what they looked like on the plate.....looks delicious right? (unless you don't eat meat)

Easy Orange Cornish Hens:
2 Cornish Hens
1 orange -- you'll need the zest and the juice
2 shallots, chopped
3/4 stick of butter
Salt & Pepper
1. Allow butter to soften to room temperature.
2. Mix butter, chopped shallots, and orange zest.
3. Rub butter mixture under the skin of the hens, all over the outside and inside the cavity.
4. Squeeze orange juice over the hens and season with salt & pepper.
5. Cook on a baking sheet for 30-40 minutes at 400 degrees.....until the juices run clear.

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