Scrumptious Cornish Hens
Have you ever tried Cornish Hens? If you haven’t you should absolutely consider them for your next dinner party. They are naturally sweeter and more tender than chicken and if cooked right they are an absolute delicacy.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 10mins
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4-6 10mins
Cook Time
  • 4 Cornish Hens
  • 4-8Slices Baconthick cut
  • 1Bunch Dilllarge
  • 3 Lemonscut into wedges
Sicilian Spice Rub
  • 1tbsp Paprikapowder
  • 1tbsp Garlicpowder
  • 1/2tsp All Spicepowder
  • 1/2tsp Salt
  • 1/4tsp Pepperfresh cracked
  • 1/4tsp Nutmegpowder
  • pinch hot chili flakesfresh sliced or dried
  1. Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees and place Cornish Hens in a roasting pan.
  2. Stuff the cavity of the hens with the lemon wedges.
  3. Combine all dry rub ingredients in a bowl.
  4. Rub the the dry rub on the outside of the hens. Tip: rub a little bit of olive oil or water onto the hens first, if they dry rub isn’t sticking well.
  5. Take a large handful of dill and place it on top of the bird, carefully using a slice of bacon to secure it in place. Use a toothpick to help keep the bacon in place. You can optionally add another slice of bacon if you desire.
  6. Cover the hens and place them in the oven to bake for 40 mins at 350 degrees.
  7. Once hens are cooked, pull them out and serve with a drizzle of olive oil, dill and lemon wedge to garnish.