Cornish hens stuffed with wild rice

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This is my dads favorite recipe. For years he has enjoyed this recipe so I’d like to share it with you all. Firstly, let me start off by saying yes these are inexpensive, and easy to make. I personally like them more than a regular baked whole chicken!

  • 4 Cornish game hens
  • 4 cloves of garlic diced.
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Seasoning salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of butter ( or margarine)
  • 3 boxes of wild rice ( any brand will do)

 

Preheat oven 350 degrees.

Rub hens generously with butter, on top and underneath the skin. This makes the skin crispy and hold in the moisture. Insert pieces of diced garlic in the cavity of the hens as well as under the skin. Season with seasoning salt, and pepper.

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Prep time: 15 minutes. Rinse chicken before seasoning. Place chicken in a baking dish with cooking spray or olive oil at the bottom of the dish.

Cook time: Cook COVERED on 350 degrees for 2 hours BEFORE adding/stuffing with wild rice.

While the chicken is cooking, follow the directions on your favorite brand of wild rice and cook as instructed. Set aside.


 

 

*ALLOW THE HENS TO COOK FOR 1-2 HOURS BEFORE STUFFING WITH WILD RICE.

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After 2 hours, once the chicken has browned, stuff them with wild rice and cook for another 1 1/3 hours or until chicken is cooked through thoroughly. I like for my hens to have a nice gold brown color on them before taking them out. Remove the game hen from the oven, cover with a doubled sheet of aluminum foil, and allow to rest in a warm area for 10 minutes before slicing.

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