This recipe is so simple, and it adds a little zest to your Cornish Hens.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 4 Cornish game hens
- 2 limes, halved
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- kosher salt to taste
- ground black pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
Rub each hen with a lime half. Drizzle the hens with olive oil, and season with chili powder, cumin, kosher salt, and pepper. Place hens on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.
Roast hens 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and continue roasting 30 minutes, or to an internal temperature of 180 degrees F (80 degrees C).