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Balsamic glazed Cornish Hens for a small gathering

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As the holidays are approaching, there will be a question: What should I cook for only a small group of 2 to 4 people with little effort. A Cornish hen, while still young and small and weighing less than 2 pounds, is suitable for a single serving. That type of poultry is also called Rock Cornish Game Hen, and a cross breed between Cornish game cocks, the Malayan fighting cock and the White Plymouth Rock chicken to produce a succulent smaller bird. Cornish hens were bred by a Connecticut couple in the 1950’s and became popular thereafter

Instead of Cornish Hens, a plain chicken or duck breast can be used in this recipe. This one-dish meal has an impressing presentation. I stuffed the hens with colorful peppers, onions and several sprigs of rosemary. I added the small potatoes and roasted Brussels sprouts about 35 and 45 minutes to the Cornish Hens while cooking in the oven. At the end I brushed the Cornish Hens with a balsamic glaze, which gives it a special zing.

Those Poultry Kitchen shears are strong enough to cut a Cornish Hen in half, also be used for cutting Chicken for Spatchcock other poultry

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