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  • Serves: 4 Servings

Cornish Hens Proven#al Style

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 2 tb Olive oil
  • 2 Cornish hens; halved
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 c Onions; chopped
  • 2 Leeks; small cubes
  • 1 tb Garlic; finely chopped
  • 2 c Plum tomato, skinless; cubed
  • 24 Olives stuffed with pimento
  • 4 Thyme sprig; fresh
  • 1/2 c Wine, white, dry
  • 1 c Chicken broth
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 ts Saffron threads
  • Tabasco
  • 4 tb Basil; chopped


Heat the oil in a heavy skillet large enough to hold the pieces of Cornish
hen in 1 layer. Sprinkle the pieces with salt and pepper. When the oil
becomes hot, add the pieces, skin side down. cook over medium- high heat
until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Turn and cook 5 minutes more. Add
the onions, leeks, and garlic, and cook, stirring, until wilted, about 2
minutes. Add the tomatoes, olives, thyme, wine, chicken broth, bay leaf,
saffron, Tabasco, salt and pepper.

Stir and scrape the bottom of the skillet to dissolve any brown particles
on the bottom. Cover closely, and simmer 10 minutes. Remove the thyme
sprigs and bay leaf. If there is too much liquid, reduce the sauce a bit.
Sprinkle with basil and serve with mixed vegetables.

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