Broiled Rock Cornish Hen Recipe

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 Frozen rock cornish hen1
 Salt3⁄4 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Butter/Margarine2 Tablespoon
 Lemon juice1 Tablespoon
 Canned pineapple slices8 Ounce
 Brown sugar1 Tablespoon
 Hot cooked rice1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Chopped parsley1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1261 Calories from Fat 683

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 76 g117%

Saturated Fat 25.4 g127.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 490.4 mg

Sodium 1021.7 mg42.6%

Total Carbohydrates 59 g19.6%

Dietary Fiber 1.5 g6.2%

Sugars 28 g

Protein 80 g161%

Vitamin A 30% Vitamin C 45.4%

Calcium 6.8% Iron 30.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Remove giblets and neck from cavity of hen. Refrigerate for later use. Rinse hen in running water; pat dry with paper towels. With kitchen shears, cut hen in half or have butcher saw frozen hen in half, lengthwise. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place halves, skin side down, in broiling pan. Place 1 tablespoon butter in each cavity; pour lemon juice over chicken. Broil hen 5 minutes, then brush with melted butter from cavity. Broil 15 minutes longer. Turn hen, and broil another 15 to 20 minutes, or until drumstick moves easily up and down, brushing with pan drippings once or twice. During last 5 minutes of cooking, arrange pineapple slices around hen. Sprinkle fruit with brown sugar, and broil until golden. Combine rice and parsley. Serve hen on plate with parsley rice and broiled pineapple slices. Spoon pan drippings over hen. This recipe may easily be doubled, tripled, or enlarged to fit a large broiler pan, or more, if desired, since portion size is controlled.