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Moroccan Spice-Rubbed Cornish Hens

Moroccan Spice-Rubbed Cornish Hens
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 2
Perfect for your next dinner party, these little hens are coated with a special spice blend and roasted until tender.
Updated July 15, 2015

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

Steps

  • 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.

Nutrition Information

No nutrition information available for this recipe
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