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Rock Cornish hens (about 1 pound each)
Salt and pepper to taste
cup butter or margarine, melted
teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
Heat oven to 350º. Rub cavities of hens with salt and pepper. Place hens, breast sides up, on rack in shallow roasting pan.
Mix remaining ingredients; brush hens with part of mixture. Insert meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of inside thigh muscle and does not touch bone. Roast uncovered about 1 hour, brushing with butter mixture 5 or 6 times, until juice of hens is clear when thickest pieces are cut to bone (at least 165°F). Discard any remaining butter mixture.
To serve, cut each hen in half with scissors, cutting along backbone from tail to neck and down center of breast.
Rock Cornish hens are specially bred chickens that have all white meat. They are usually found in the frozen meat section of your supermarket, although your butcher may be able to special order fresh hens for you.
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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.