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Friday, July 6, 2012

Marinated Cornish Hens served over Roasted Potato and Vidalia Onion

Every once in a while I'll pick up some cornish hens at the grocery store. I love the taste, especially when marinated overnight.
Lots of herbs and olive oil, baked over potatoes and it's delicious!

Printable Recipe - click here
2 cornish hens, butterflied ( cut straight across the back bone)
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons rosemary, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon oregano, chopped
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons pepper

2 russet potatoes, sliced
2 vidalia onions, sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
assorted herbs (i used oregano, tarragon, rosemary)

In a bowl, mix together olive oil, rosemary, garlic, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper. Place cornish hens in a large ziplock bag and pour marinade on top. Seal bag and massage marinade into cornish hens. Refrigerate overnight.

Preheat oven to 375F.
Place potatoes and onions on the bottom of a large baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle salt and pepper on veggies. Lay herbs on top of potatoes and place cornish hens on top of herbs. Reserve marinate liquids in a bowl for basting.

Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, basting every 15 minutes until internal temperature reaches 165F. Remove from oven and let cornish hens rest 5 minutes before slicing. Serve warm with potatoes and onions.


  1. Bia, this looks amazing! What fantastic pictures!

    1. Thanks Lauren, gotta love those Iphone pictures!!!!<3 xo Bia

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