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Roasted Cornish Hen For One | One Dish Kitchen
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Roasted Cornish Hen and Vegetables For One

Tender and juicy Roasted Cornish Hen Recipe For One, the perfect size if you're cooking for one. Perfectly seasoned and so easy to cook.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Resting Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Main Dish
Keyword: hen
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 881kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 9.5-inch baking dish


  • 1 Cornish game hen , rinsed and dried
  • ¼ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt , divided
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper , divided
  • 1 wedge lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 carrots , peeled and thickly chopped
  • 2-3 red skinned potatoes , scrubbed and quartered
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil , divided
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter


  • Heat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  • Stuff the cavity of the hen with rosemary, ¼ teaspoon of salt, ⅛ teaspoon pepper, the lemon wedge and the garlic cloves. Set aside.
  • Arrange the carrots and potatoes in a small lightly oiled baking dish.
  • Place the hen on top of the vegetables.
  • Rub the olive oil over the top of the hen and drizzle over the vegetables.
  • Sprinkle the remaining salt and pepper over the hen and the vegetables. 
  • Place the butter on top of the hen and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 30-35 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh registers 165 degrees F and the juices run clear. Remove the hen from the oven, loosely tent with foil and let rest for 15 minutes before carving or serving.


Serving: 1hen | Calories: 881kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 66g | Fat: 79g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 485mg | Sodium: 322mg | Potassium: 3391mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 21217IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 7mg