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Cornish Hens with Creamy Chipotle Sauce

 

14

Yield

4

servings

Prep

20

min

Cook

45

min

Ready

2

hrs

Trans-fat Free, High Fiber
 

Ingredients

4 each cornish game hens
about 1 1/4 pounds
*
2 ½ cups salsa
preferably roasted tomatillo chipotle salsa
1 pound green beans
trimmed
1 large white onion
sliced 3/8 inch thick
½ cup heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
or olive oil
1 x salt
preferably coarse
*

Directions

Rinse the hens and pat dry.

Set them in a bowl and coat with the Roasted Tomatillo-Chipotle Salsa.

Cover and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the green beans and onion slices until both are crisp-tender, about 4 minutes.

Drain and spread out on a tray to cool.

Preheat oven to 450℉ (230℃).

Scrape the marinade from the hens back into the bowl and stir in the cream.

Set the hens, breast side up, in a large oiled roasting pan with the legs facing out.

Brush hens with the oil, season with salt and roast in the middle of the oven for 15 minutes.

Arrange the beans and onions around the hens, pour the marinade over and roast for about 20 minutes longer, or until the thigh juices run clear when pierced.

Transfer the hens and vegetables to a serving platter and cover loosely with foil.

Spoon off any fat from the pan sauce.

Set the roasting pan over 2 burners on moderate heat and boil, scraping up any browned bits, for 1 minute.

Season with salt. Spoon half of the sauce around the hens and serve with the remaining sauce.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 310g (10.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 21261% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 512mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 7%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 29% Vitamin C 40%
Calcium 10% Iron 10%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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