How Do You Cut A Cornish Game Hen?

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Cornish game hens are young, well-fed chickens. You can find these hens whole in the frozen meat section of your favorite grocery store, and 1 Cornish game hen will feed 1 or 2 people, depending on the meal. If you want to feed 2 people with a single Cornish game hen, you need to cut the hen in half. Follow these steps to cut a Cornish game hen. Thaw the frozen Cornish game hen. You can do this by placing the Cornish game hen in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 days or by running cool water over the Cornish game hen. Open the package containing the thawed Cornish game hen. Be sure to do this over a sink to catch any loose juices or liquids from the package. Place the Cornish game hen, breast side up, on your cutting board. Use a sharp knife to cut the Cornish game hen in half down the middle of the bird. This will give you 2 approximately equal halves; each of which can serve 1 person. Cut along the backbone of the Cornish game hen with your sharp knife and remove it. Select your favorite ... more
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