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Cornish Hens with Lemon Gravy

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 4


  • 4 Tyson® Premium Cornish Hens
  • 3 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp ground Sage
  • 2 lemons quartered
  • 1 head garlic quartered
  • 2 sweet onions
  • 5 medium potatoes cut into 1" cubes
  • 1 large sweet potato cut into 1" cubes
  • 3 large carrots cut into 1" lengths
  • 4 tsp Olive Oil
  • 3/4 cup canned chicken broth
  • 1 TBL Olive Oil


  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Mix together salt, pepper and sage
  3. Wash and pat dry cornish hens
  4. Season the inside of each hen with a generous pinch of the seasoned mixture
  5. Place 1/4 of a lemon, 1/4 of an onion, and 1/4 of the garlic head in the chicken
  6. Tie the legs of the hen together with kitchen string
  7. Brush the outside of each hen with 1 tsp of Olive Oil
  8. Sprinkle the outside of each hen with generous pinch of the seasoning mixture
  9. Place hens in roasting pan with space in between each
  10. Place the remaining lemons, onions and the potatoes, sweet potatoes, and carrots in a bowl
  11. Toss the vegetables with 1 TBL olive oil and the remainder of the seasoning mixture
  12. Place vegetables around hens
  13. Roast, uncovered for 1 hour or until juices run clear
  14. Remove the hens and vegetables to a platter and cover with foil
  15. Let rest for 10 minutes while you make the gravy
  16. Place the roasting pan on the stove top and turn heat to medium
  17. Stir the dripping to loosen the brown bit
  18. Add the flour to the chicken broth and stir until smooth
  19. Gradually add to drippings
  20. Stir constantly for 1-2 minutes until it thickens
  21. Serve with the chicken and vegetables