SAVORY STUFFED

CORNISH HEN

Savory Stuffed Cornish Hen

INGREDIENTS:

 

Stuffing:

  • 12oz stuffing mix 

  • 1oz olive oil

  • 3/4 cup button mushrooms, sliced

  • 3/4 cup onion, diced small

  • 3/4 cup Granny Smith apples, diced small

  • 3/4 cup celery, chopped

  • 6 tbsp butter, melted

  • 1 tbsp Colden's Freakin' Greek Rub

  • 1.5 cups chicken stock

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat recteq to 375°F with a cast-iron pan.

  2. Add the oil and mushrooms to the pan, cooking for 6-8 minutes until the mushrooms are golden brown.

  3. Add the remaining vegetables and cook for 4-5 minutes until tender.

  4. In a large bowl add the cooked vegetables, butter, Colden's Freakin' Greek Rub, stuffing mix, and enough chicken stock to hydrate the stuffing (usually about 1-1.5 cups of stock).  

  5. Allow the mixture to rest at room temperature for 20 minutes.

  6. On a cutting board, trim any excess fat or skin from the Cornish hens, then stuff each hen with 4-5oz of the vegetable stuffing mixture.

  7. Secure the legs with butchers twine.

  8. Season the hens with olive oil and Colden's Freakin' Greek Rub.

  9. Cook at 375°F until the internal temp. of the breast registers 165°F (75 minutes).

  10. Allow the hens to rest for 15-20 minutes before carving.  

Colden's Freakin' Greek Rub
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