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Cornish Game Hens and Mushroom Orzo Recipe

Looking for an easy cornish game hens and mushroom orzo recipe? Learn how to make cornish game hens and mushroom orzo using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jmullen125

Makes 3 servings



cornish game hens and mushroom orzo

Recipe Ingredients for cornish game hens and mushroom orzo

2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoons minced garlic
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tablespoon chopped rosemary
1 tablespoon chopped thyme
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 pinch crushed red pepper
672 g Cornish game hens
1 cup orzo
2 cups chicken broth
2 cups crimini mushrooms
4 oz fat free feta

Recipe Directions for cornish game hens and mushroom orzo

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, lemon zest, rosemary, thyme, parsley, and crushed red pepper.

  2. Mix to combine and set aside.

  3. Place the hens on a cutting board. With a boning knife, cut along the backbone and remove. Place the hens breast-side down and using the heel of your hand, push down to break the breastbone and flatten.

  4. Tuck the wing tips behind the joint of the wing that meets the breast.

  5. Place in a 9 by 13-inch, non-reactive baking dish and add the marinade.

  6. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 6 hours, turning occasionally to evenly coat.

  7. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F and preheat the cast iron skillet

  8. Preheat a skillet to medium heat.

  9. Remove the birds from the marinade and season with s&p

  10. Place the birds, breast-side down, on the grill. Place cast iron skillet to cover completely and flatten.

  11. Cook for 5 minutes, turn at a 90 degree angle and cook, for 5 minutes. Remove the skillet and turn the birds.

  12. Cook on the second side for 2 minutes, then turn 90 degrees and cook for an additional 2 minutes.

  13. Remove from the grill, place on a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 562.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
824
Calories from Fat
375
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
41.7g
64%
Saturated Fat
10.1g
51%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
226mg
75%
Sodium
1050mg
44%
Potassium
809mg
23%
Total Carbohydrates
49.5g
16%
Dietary Fiber
1.3g
5%
Sugars
2.8g
Protein
58.5g
Vitamin A 29% Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 28% Iron 20%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
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