cornish hen

Cornish game hen (also Rock Cornish game hen) is the USDA-approved name for a particular variety of broiler chicken, produced from a cross between the Cornish and White Plymouth Rock chicken breeds, that is served young and immature, weighing no more than two pounds (900 g) ready to cook.Despite the name, the Cornish game hen is not a game bird. The name is also a misnomer because both males and females are served as Cornish game hens, meaning that many are not actually hens. Bred to develop a large breast over a short period of time, the fowl weighs roughly 2.5 pounds (1.1 kilograms) when slaughtered at four to six weeks of age and typically commands a higher price per pound than mature chicken. Adult Cornish game hens are not smaller than standard broiler chickens; the size of cooked Cornish game hens is due solely to the very young age at which they are slaughtered.

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  1. ElizabethB

    Recipe Goat's Cheese and Toasted Pecan Roasted Cornish Hen

    We love Cornish Hens. I buy large hens 1 to 1.5 lbs. Enough for two. I frequently loosen the skin from the meat and stuff with cheese or a savory paste. I was inspired to include Toasted Pecans to the under skin stuffing and the savories roasted in the pan with the bird. INGREDIENTS 1...
  2. medtran49

    Recipe Stuffed Cornish game hens

    I serve additional wild rice blend on the side, plus a vegetable, edemame succotash this time. 2 Cornish game hens, patted dry 1 Tbsp butter 1/3 cup finely chopped onions 6 ounces brown mushrooms, chopped finely 8 fresh large basil leaves Around 1 cup cooked wild rice blend EVOO as needed Salt...
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