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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. ...MORE+ LESS-

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

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  • 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

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