Roasted Cornish Hens




  • 2 celery sticks
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • small handful of fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning (I use 21 seasoning from trader joe’s)

cornish hens


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare an oven sheet with rack.
  • Dice 2 celery sticks, 1 red bell pepper, 1/2 onion.

cornish hens

  • In a bowl mix chopped fresh basil, juice out of 1 lemon, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, minced garlic clove, and 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning. (link at bottom for the trader joe’s seasoning)  Mix it well together.

cornish hen

  • Drizzle extra virgin olive oil on the hen and spread it all around.
  • Stuff hens with chopped vegetables.

cornish hen recipe

  • Rub the seasoning mix all over the hens.

roasted cornish hens

  • Place in the oven for 1 hour 15 minutes.
  • I broiled the last 5 minutes for the color.


Products I used in this recipe: 
If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s near you, you could order it from amazon. Follow the link: Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute (Pack of 2)
Bowls to mix ingredients, I use thing bowls all the time.Pyrex Prepware 3-Piece Mixing Bowl Set, Clear
Wire rack, this help the chicken roast all over. Circulon Nonstick Bakeware 3-Piece Cookie Pan Set, Warm Silver
Bamboo Style’s® Premium 3 Piece Bamboo Cutting Boards. Eco-friendly Kitchen Chopping Boards Made to Last!
My favorite knifes for chopping, Global GS-38 – 3 1/2 inch, 9cm Western Style Paring Knife

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  1. This roast hen looks so delicious with the seasoning and chopped veg.
    PS- I don’t like turkey

  2. I have my hens in the oven now! Hope it’s flavorful.

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