Roasted cornish game hen

So I guess today is the Superbowl.

Sorry to all the die-hard football fans – but I’m just not that into it. I don’t like football. They blow the whistle and freeze the game like every 2 minutes, and I honestly have no patience for that. I feel like one game lasts a million hours.

With that being said, I’m still watching the game with friends. I enjoy the company, commercials, performances, and obviously the snacks. I’m probably not going to pay attention to much else, but that’s OK. I won’t be the only one not really watching the game.

In addition to the snacks, I also want to eat some real dinner. Something hearty to hit the spot, so I don’t fill up on too much junk food afterward.



2 Cornish game hens, cleaned and patted dry

1 tsp.  of salt

1 1/2 tsp. of black pepper

2 tsp. of dried Italian seasoning

1 tsp. of paprika

3 Tbsp. of canola oil



  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Place clean, dry hens on a rack set in a metal roasting pan.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the spices. Sprinkle the spice mixture on to each hen, and rub in thoroughly. Drizzle with the canola oil and place pan in the oven.
  4. After 20 minutes, base the hens. Lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
  5. Continue to cook for another hour, basting the hens every 20 minutes. The hens are done when they reach an internal temperature of 180 degrees F.
  6. Let hens rest for 5-10 minutes before serving with your favorite side. Enjoy!

    I served mine with some roasted veggies.


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