The perfect individual serving of poultry, our Cornish game hens are juicy, tender, and when compared to an average chicken, are considerably plumper. Chefs and gourmands around the world love the Cornish game hen for their ease of preparation, quick cooking time, and their ability to stay moist and succulent throughout the cooking process. Our semi-boneless Cornish game hens have their breast bones and spines removed for easier stuffing and cooking, while their legs, thighs, and wings are left intact to ensure excellent presentation.
Generally roasted whole, a single Cornish game hen is a generous portion for one. Our Cornish hens pair well with most ingredients and spices that would suit chicken. You’ll commonly see them prepared in much the same way as a squab, with rubs including lots of cumin, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and green cardamom. Each of our semi-boneless cornish game hens weighs in at around 10-12-ounces, sold in packages of 16. Perfect for hosting a large dinner or catering for a crowd, impress your guests and peers with our gourmet Cornish game hens from Broadleaf!
Though its name conjures up images of wild birds on the moors, the Cornish game hen is an all-American tradition. First bred in Connecticut by husband and wife, Jaques and Alphonsine Makowsky, the Cornish game hen was a result of careful and ingenious poultry breeding practices. Crossing Cornish bantam roosters with Plymouth rock hens resulted in small plump birds with uncommonly large breasts, who matured in a meer five weeks! An ideal combination that soon catapulted to the upper echelons of society and the Cornish hen a feature on many menus across the country. Popular since its introduction to the market, we still love the Cornish game hen for its delicious flavor, fun and elegant presentation, versatility, and ease of preparation. Try this magnificent little chicken for yourself today and taste the gourmet difference!