Lemon Basil Cornish Hen With Roasted Vegetables

Lemon Basil Cornish Hen With Roasted Vegetables
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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.
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Lemon basil cornish hens
Total time: 1.48 hours
  • 4 perdue fresh whole cornish hens or perdue grade a 16-18 oz cornish hen
  • 2 tablespoon dried basil
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound new potatoes, halved or quartered if large
  • 2 lemons, zest and juice
  • 14 ounce artichoke hearts in water (one can), drained and halved
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Zest and juice both lemons.
  3. Combine with basil, oil, garlic, salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Brush hens with mixture.
  5. Toss vegetables with remaining mixture.
  6. Place hens and vegetables in roasting pan or casserole dish.
  7. Cook for 1 hour or until thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh registers 180°F.