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Moroccan Spice-Rubbed Cornish Hens

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Moroccan Spice-Rubbed Cornish Hens
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 2
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Perfect for your next dinner party, these little hens are coated with a special spice blend and roasted until tender.

Ingredients

2
tablespoons olive oil
1/8
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon ground coriander
1
teaspoon paprika
1
teaspoon garlic powder
1
teaspoon sugar
2
cornish hens

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • 2 Rinse Cornish hens; pat dry with paper towels. Pull neck skin to back, fasten with a short skewer. Tie legs to tail and wings close to body. In a small bowl, combine sugar, garlic powder, cumin, paprika, coriander, salt, cinnamon, pepper, and nutmeg. Brush hens with oil. Sprinkle with the spice mixture; rub in with your fingers.
  • 3 Place hens, breast side up in roasting pan. Loosely cover with foil. Roast for 1 hour or until (180° F in thigh or breast.)
  • 4 Remove from oven. Cover with foil; let stand for 15 minutes before serving.
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