Roast Cornish Hens With Rosemary, Potatoes, Lemons & Wine Recipe

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  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Brush the chicken or game hens liberally with some of the olive oil and season with salt and pepper inside and out. Sprinkle with paprika.
  2. Place the lemon quarters in the cavity, giving each (lemon) a little squeeze to release the oil from the skins.
  3. Season the potatoes with salt and pepper and toss them with the rest of the olive oil and the rosemary leaves. Spread them around the chicken in a large baking pan.
  4. Fold a piece of aluminum foil double into a rectangle about the size of the chicken. Grease it down the middle, making a little tent, and lay the foil loosely over the breast.
  5. Roast the chicken for 45 minutes, basting 2 to 3 times with the fat in the pan.
  6. Add the wine (it will quickly evaporate in the hot oven, leaving a lovely flavor in the potatoes), remove the foil, and cook for 15 to 20 more minutes.
  7. If the breast is not browned enough, turn on the broiler for a few seconds to crisp the skin, but watch carefully so as not to burn your masterpiece.
  8. Carve the large chicken or split the game hens and serve with the potatoes and the pan juices poured over the chicken.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 463.46 Kcal (1940 kJ)
Calories from fat 317.79 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35.31g 54%
Cholesterol 267.57mg 89%
Sodium 91.73mg 4%
Potassium 349.16mg 7%
Total Carbs 5.76g 2%
Sugars 1.49g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1.04g 4%
Protein 20.75g 42%
Vitamin C 30.2mg 50%
Vitamin A 3.4mg 114%
Iron 6.1mg 34%
Calcium 26.3mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 200.22 Kcal (838 kJ)
Calories from fat 137.29 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.25g 54%
Cholesterol 115.59mg 89%
Sodium 39.63mg 4%
Potassium 150.84mg 7%
Total Carbs 2.49g 2%
Sugars 0.64g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0.45g 4%
Protein 8.97g 42%
Vitamin C 13.1mg 50%
Vitamin A 1.5mg 114%
Iron 2.6mg 34%
Calcium 11.4mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 12
  • 12

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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