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Cornish Hens Stuffed with Dates and Parsley

You will love the simple and delicious dish! Tender and delicious cornish hens stuffed with couscous, dates, onions and parsley. So easy to make, roast right in your oven!

Course Main dish
Cuisine American
Keyword baked chicken, cornish hen recipe, couscous stuffing, stuffed chicken
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings: Change to adjust-> 6 servings
Calories 669 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 Cornish hens
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup onion diced
  • 2 garlic minced
  • 1/2 dates chopped
  • 4 Tbsp curly parsley finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup almonds slivered
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp zatar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400'F.
  2. Bring chicken stock and water to a boil in a saucepan. Add couscous and butter. Stir a few times. Cover, and cook for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat, and allow it to sit for about 5-10 minutes. Uncover and fluff. Transfer to a bowl and allow it to cool.
  3. Lightly toast almonds in your toaster oven.
  4. In a skillet heat olive oil on medium, and saute onions and garlic until translucent then add to the couscous along with dates, parsley, and almonds.
  5. Place filling into the cavity of each Cornish hen.
  6. Tie the legs together with kitchen twine, and tuck the wings under the body of the bird.
  7. Rub with olive oil, and sprinkle with zatar.
  8. Half way through the cooking process, bring out of the oven, brush again with olive oil and place back in.
  9. Roast for about 45-55 minutes or until juices run clear. If desired broil for the last 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Cornish Hens Stuffed with Dates and Parsley
Amount Per Serving
Calories 669 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 238mg79%
Sodium 234mg10%
Potassium 689mg20%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 44g88%
Vitamin A 575IU12%
Vitamin C 5.4mg7%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.