How to make it

  • 1. Thaw the hen if frozen.
  • Rinse, remove the giblets and neck, and pat dry.
  • Make several slits in the skin, then split the hen in half along the breastbone.
  • Mix together 1/3 teaspoon of the chili powder, salt, pepper, and lime juice.
  • Rub the mixture all over the poultry and set aside for about 15 minutes.
  • In a blender, puree the yogurt, garlic, ginger, onion, cumin, turmeric, and the remaining chili powder.
  • Place the poultry pieces in a bowl and add the yogurt mixture.
  • Mix well to coat all the pieces.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours, turning occasionally.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Place the hen, skin side up, on a rack in a roasting pan.
  • Spoon the yogurt mixture over it from time to time until thoroughly cooked, 45 to 60 minutes or until the hen is very tender.
  • Test for doneness by pricking the skin of the thigh; the juice should run clear. Serve hot.
  • garnish with lime and cilantro or parsley

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    " It was excellent "
    lanacountry ate it and said...
    Sounds yummy to me Jm:)55555
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  • merlin 10 years ago
    Hi JM. I love cornish hens. Eating them brings out the beast in me. BTW, I figure these would be great on the grill too? Don't you?
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