Roast Peppered Cornish Hens

Roast Peppered Cornish Hens

Estimated Time: 45 Minutes - 209 Calories

Beautifully glazed hen that is worthy of a small special gathering


  • 3 (1 1/4-pound) Cornish hens, trimmed and skinned
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 1/4 cup currant jelly
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Remove and discard giblets and necks from hens. Split hens in half lengthwise. Place hen halves, breast sides up, in a roasting pan coated with cooking spray.
  3. Combine mustard and jelly. Brush mustard mixture over hens; sprinkle evenly with pepper and salt. Bake at 400° for 30 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in the meaty part of thighs registers 165°. Let stand 10 minutes

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