• Cooking Time: 60 minutes
  • Servings: 2
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 Cornish Hens
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons olive oi


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2. Rinse Cornish hens; pat dry with paper towels. Pull neck skin to back, fasten with a short skewer. Tie legs to tail and wings close to body. In a small bowl, combine sugar, garlic powder, cumin, paprika, corinander, salt, cinnamon, pepper, and nutmeg. Brush hens with oil. Sprinkle with the spice mimixture; rub in with your fingers.
  • 3. Place hens, breast side up in roasting pan. Loosely cover with foil. Roast for 1 hour or until (180 degrees in thigh or breast.)
  • 4. Remove from oven. Cover with foil; let stand for 15 minutes before serving


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