White Wine And Thyme Roasted Cornish Game Hens

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  • 4 Cornish Game Hens
  • 1 cup chopped Sweet Onion
  • 1 cup chopped Celery
  • 4 large Garlic cloves
  • 1020 fresh sprigs of Thyme
  • 1/2 cup White Cooking Wine
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
  • 23 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • Cooking Twine


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Rinse inside and out of Cornish Game Hens with water and place on a wire rack in a roasting pan.
  3. Stuff each hen with Garlic, Onion, Celery and Thyme.
  4. If any Onion or Celery are remaining, place in bottom of roasting pan.
  5. Tie the legs of each hen together with cooking twine to keep stuffing in.
  6. Rub Olive Oil evenly over each hen.
  7. Sprinkle Salt and Pepper over each hen
  8. Add Wine and Chicken Broth to the bottom of roasting pan.
  9. Bake 50 minutes to an hour, basting the hens every 10 minutes with the juices from the roasting pan. Stop basting during the last 10 minutes of cooking time.
  10. They will be fully cooked when an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh registers 165 degrees F and the juices run clear.
  11. Remove the hens from the oven, loosely tent with foil and let rest 10 minutes before carving or serving.
  12. Remove cooking twine before serving.
  13. Enjoy!