Piri-Piri Cornish Hen Piri-Piri Cornish Hen

Piri-Piri Cornish Hen Image by: Piri-Piri Cornish Hen Author: Canadian Living

  • Portion size 2 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: February 2008



Using scissors, cut along each side of backbone of hen; discard backbone. Cut hen in half; set aside.

On cutting board, finely mince together pimiento, garlic and salt. Scrape into small bowl. Add 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the oil, paprika, hot pepper sauce, orange rind, thyme and pepper; mix well. Rub all over each half of hen. Refrigerate for 10 minutes to marinate. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

In ovenproof skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat; brown hen, skin side down, about 5 minutes. Turn over; bake in 400°F (200°C) oven, basting once, until juices run clear when hen is pierced, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 664 mg
  • Protein 26 g
  • Calories 427.0
  • Total fat 35 g
  • Cholesterol 150 mg
  • Saturated fat 8 g
  • Total carbohydrate 2 g


  • Iron 13.0
  • Folate 2.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Vitamin A 11.0
  • Vitamin C 12.0
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