Braised Cornish Game Hen


Yesterday my husband brought some Cornish game hens home from the commissary. Oops!  Couldn’t be bothered.  I quartered a Cornish game hen, browned it and braised it with cabbage, because I had cabbage.  It was surprisingly good for so little thought or effort.  But I do need an attitude adjustment 🙂


Braised Cornish Game Hen with Cabbage

1 Cornish game hen, quartered

Salt and pepper

2 tbsp olive oil

1 small onion, diced

2 large garlic cloves, slivered

1 small cabbage, sliced thickly

3-4 sprigs thyme

1 bay leaf

2 cups chicken broth

Season the hen pieces with salt and pepper, then brown on both sides in the olive oil. Remove and set aside.  Add the onion and garlic, then cook until aromatic.  Add the cabbage and cook for about 3-4 minutes, seasoning with salt and pepper.  Add the thyme and tuck in the bay leaf.  Put the reserved hen pieces on top of the cabbage, then pour the chicken broth over all.  Bring to a boil, put the top on, then simmer for 40-45 minutes.

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12 Responses to Braised Cornish Game Hen

  1. I’ve never had Cornish Game… Looks simple 😀 but yummo, just like all your other dishes!!

  2. Hi Christian. Think of it as a little chicken with a vague gamey taste. My mother cooked these often and they are also delicious roasted or grilled.

  3. Mad Dog says:

    You can’t go wrong with chicken and garlic 😉

  4. Wow – sometimes simple meals are the best and not being bothered brings with it great ideas. Love the idea of braising with the cabbage – a definite must try! Camilla

  5. I know exactly what “couldn’t be bothered” is like. You’ll shift. No worries.

  6. I thought he was banned from shopping there (without strict instructions from you)?! As Mad Dog says, you can’t go wrong with chicken and garlic!

  7. I want some… very badly. Looks delicious.

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