Tarragon-Lemon Roasted Cornish Hens Recipe

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Tarragon-Lemon Roasted Cornish Hens
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  1. Remove giblets from hens if they're present; reserve for future use.
  2. Rinse hens throughly under running water; pat dry.
  3. Rub olive oil over both hens.
  4. Season hens, inside and out, with salt and pepper.
  5. Season hens with tarragon including the cavities of the birds.
  6. Rub spice well into the skin.
  7. Place one teaspoon of garlic into the cavity of each hen.
  8. Quarter the half of lemon and place one quarter inside of each cornish hen's cavity as well.
  9. Place hens into a roaster and pour warmed chicken broth into the roasting pan.
  10. Dot both hens with margarine or butter.
  11. Cover pan and roast in a 400 degree oven for 50 minutes basting occasionally.
  12. Remove the cover and allow birds to brown for 10 minutes.
  13. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 372.7 Kcal (1560 kJ)
Calories from fat 274.89 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30.54g 47%
Cholesterol 164.49mg 55%
Sodium 83.33mg 3%
Potassium 44.08mg 1%
Total Carbs 1.64g 1%
Sugars 0.23g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.31g 1%
Protein 24.41g 49%
Vitamin C 4.7mg 8%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Calcium 14.9mg 1%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 225.37 Kcal (944 kJ)
Calories from fat 166.23 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.47g 47%
Cholesterol 99.47mg 55%
Sodium 50.39mg 3%
Potassium 26.65mg 1%
Total Carbs 0.99g 1%
Sugars 0.14g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.19g 1%
Protein 14.76g 49%
Vitamin C 2.9mg 8%
Iron 0.2mg 2%
Calcium 9mg 1%

* 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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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 9.9
  • 10

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • sugar free

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