Parmesan Mushroom Cornish Hen

Parmesan Mushroom Cornish Hen

Parmesan Mushroom Cornish Hen

Parmesan Mushroom Cornish Hen

Prep Time


20 minutes
Cook Time


60 minutes


  • Calories
  • Total Fatnull g
  • Cholesterolnull mg
  • Sodiumnull mg
  • Total Carbohydratenull g
  • Proteinnull g


  • 2 Premium Cornish Hen, quartered

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 4 ounce pancetta, finely diced

  • 1/2 cup white wine

  • 1 pound Portobello mushrooms, thinly sliced

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

  • 3/4 cup heavy cream

  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Cooking Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Season the Cornish hens with salt and pepper. In a large oven-safe skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the quartered Cornish hens, skin side down, and sear until the skin is golden and crispy, about 4 minutes. Flip the meat and sear on the other side, about 3 minutes.
  • Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat reaches 180°F, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove the Cornish hens from the skillet, transfer to a cutting board and tent with foil.
  • Add the pancetta to the skillet and cook over medium heat until the fat renders and the pancetta is crispy, about 4 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the pancetta to a paper-towel-lined plate.
  • Add the white wine to the pan and cook over medium heat to deglaze the pan. Continue to cook until the wine has almost entirely evaporated, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add the mushrooms to the skillet and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add the chicken broth and heavy cream to the skillet and bring to a simmer. Cook until the mixture reduces slightly and thickens, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in the Parmesan and season the sauce with salt and pepper.
  • Return the hens to the pan, nestling them into the sauce. Garnish with parsley and pancetta.