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Lemon Basil Cornish Hen With Roasted Vegetables

A fresh take on an old classic
Lemon basil cornish hens
Courtesy of Perdue

This chicken recipe flavored with a simple marinade of lemon, basil, oil and seasonings is an easy one-pot meal the whole family will enjoy.

Recipe courtesy of Perdue.

Ready in
1 h 30 m
10 m
(prepare time)
1 h 20 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


If your PERDUE® Cornish Hens are frozen, please allow 5 hours per pound for thawing. 


  • 4 Perdue Fresh Whole Cornish Hens or Perdue Grade A 16-18 oz Cornish Hen
  • 2 Tablespoons dried basil
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Pound new potatoes, halved or quartered if large
  • 2 lemons, zest and juice
  • 14 Ounces artichoke hearts in water (one can), drained and halved
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Zest and juice both lemons.

Combine with basil, oil, garlic, salt and pepper to taste.

Brush hens with mixture.

Toss vegetables with remaining mixture.

Place hens and vegetables in roasting pan or casserole dish.

Cook for 1 hour or until thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh registers 180°F.