Lemon-Honey Butter Cornish Hen + Sautéed Watercress

Hey guys! Every once in awhile, I like to try something new. I love game meats, and when I saw these Cornish Hens on sale, I couldn’t resist. They’re basically serving sized. This recipe is a simple honey-lemon glaze, with a nice herby dill flavour. This recipe is for two people, so just double it for every pair you’re serving.

cornish hen

You will need:

Glaze –

  • 2 Cornish hens, gutted
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 T raw honey
  • 1 t dry dill
  • 4 T melted butter

Stuffing –

  • 1 garlic head, crushed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1.5 c almond flour

Fresh watercress for serving.

Step one

Preheat oven to 375.

Mix the stuffing ingredients together with 1T of the butter. Stuff inside the birds.

Step two

Mix the glaze, rub under and on top of the skin, all over the hen. Be generous, some will melt off.

Pop in the oven for 30-45 mins til done. It’s basically the same as chicken, so when the juices run clear when poked, or when the meat pulls back off the bone.

Serve on the watercress, sautéed in butter. Enjoy!


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