Christmas Cornish With Walnut Apple Stuffing Recipe


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time1 Hr 0 Min
Ready In1 Hr 10 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings4
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Cornish game hens6 (Tyson)
 Paprika To Taste
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste
 Oil3 Tablespoon
For stuffing
 Cooked wild rice6 Ounce (3 Cups / 1 Package)
 Celery1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), finely chopped
 Onion1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), finely chopped
 Walnut pieces3 Ounce
 Apples2 , cored and chopped
 Port1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Parsley flakes1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1078 Calories from Fat 683

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 76 g117.1%

Saturated Fat 16.6 g82.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 362.1 mg120.7%

Sodium 588.5 mg24.5%

Total Carbohydrates 26 g8.6%

Dietary Fiber 7.1 g28.4%

Sugars 8.7 g

Protein 68 g136%

Vitamin A 19.5% Vitamin C 18.3%

Calcium 12% Iron 41.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F
2. Wash hens inside and out with cold water.
3. Pat dry with paper towels.
4. Rub oil lightly over hens.
5. Season inside, out with salt, pepper and paprika.

6. Make the stuffing by combining all the ingredients in a large bowl and mixing thoroughly with hand or with a wooden spoon.
7. Divide stuffing between hens, spooning it into the cavities.
8. Tie legs together and place on rack in a roasting pan.
9. Roast the hens for 1 hour or until the internal temp reads 180 degrees on a meat thermometer. The juices should run clear when the thickest portion of the thigh is pierced.

10. Untie the legs and cut hens into halves.
11. Arrange the chickens on dinner plates and serve with watercress and gravy on the side if you like.