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Lemon Peppered Cornish Game Hen
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Cornish game hen cooked with a mixture of black and cayenne peppers and lemon wedges.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 65 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Makes 2 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 363.3
Total Carbs 5.4 g
Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
Sugars 1.0 g
Total Fat 24.8 g
Saturated Fat 6.7 g
Unsaturated Fat 4.8 g
Potassium 404.3 mg
Protein 28.9 g
Sodium 160.7 mg
Dietary Exchanges
1 Fat , 1/2 Fruits , 4 1/2 Lean Meat
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1 each  Cornish Game Hen, whole, with skin, raw
0 1/2 tsp  olive oil
0 1/4 tsp  black pepper
1 pinch  ground cayenne (red pepper)
1 pinch  salt
1 tbsp  fresh rosemary
2 each  medium lemons
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Remove giblets from hen and discard. Rinse hen with cold water inside and out, pat dry with paper towels.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the olive oil, both peppers, salt, and rosemary into a paste.
  4. Carefully lift skin from hen without tearing and rub paste onto flesh under the skin, insert lemon wedges under skin and inside cavity.
  5. Place in a roasting pan and cover with foil.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes, remove foil and continue cooking until browned, about 15 more minutes. Check for doneness by inserting an instant read thermometer into the meaty part of the thigh, but not touching the bone. Thermometer should read 180 degrees F.
  7. Re-cover with foil, remove from oven, and let sit for 10 minutes. Remove skin before serving.

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