Keto Spice-Roasted Cornish Game Hens Recipe | @Atkins

Keto Spice-Roasted Cornish Game Hens Recipe

Atkins Keto Spice-Roasted Cornish Game Hens
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 60 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Difficult
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  • 4 tsp Garlic
  • 3 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Ginger
  • 2 tsp Orange Peel
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Coriander Seed
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seed
  • 0 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 0 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 6 bird whole Chicken Meat (Cornish Game Hens)


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Set a wire rack on a large, rimmed baking sheet and lightly coat with oil.
  2. Combine the garlic, oil, ginger, orange zest, paprika, cumin, coriander, fennel seeds, cinnamon, salt and pepper in a bowl; mix well to form a paste.
  3. With your fingertips, loosen the skin over the breasts and legs of the hens. Rub three-quarters of the spice paste under the skin over the breasts and legs.
  4. Rub the remaining paste on the skin of the hens. Tuck the wing tips under the birds and tie the legs with kitchen string. Place hens on rack.
  5. Roast the hens for 45 minutes. Baste occasionally and cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh registers 165°F, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. If desired, garnish with olives, orange slices and parsley.

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