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Bacon Stuffed Cornish Game Hens (Microwave)

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  • 5 sl Bacon, diced
  • 1/4 c Chopped onion
  • 1/4 c Thinly sliced celery
  • 2/3 c Seasoned stuffing mix
  • 1 ts Parsley flakes
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 1/8 ts Pepper
  • 2 Cornish game hens
  • 1 tb Butter
  • 2 tb Bouquet sauce


In a 1 quart casserole microwave bacon at high for 4 to 5 minutes or until crisp. Remove to paper towels. Drain fat, reserving 3 tablespoons. Add onion and celery to fat in casserole. Microwave at high for 2 to 4 minutes or until tender. Stir in bacon, stuffing mix, parsley flakes, salt and pepper. Fill hens with stuffing. Place breast side down on roasting rack. Set aside.
In 1 cup measure, melt butter at high for 30 to 60 seconds. Blend in bouquet sauce. Brush hens with 1/4 of the mixture. Cover with waxed paper. Microwave at high for 8 minutes. Turn over; brush with remaining mixture; cover. Microwave at high for 7 1/2 to 9 1/2 minutes, or until legs move freely and juices run clear. Let stand tented for 5 minutes. Total microwave time: 22 to 27 1/2 minutes. Standing time: 5 minutes.
The stuffing can be prepared on a conventional stove and used with chicken.
Posted by Stephen Ceideberg; August 6 1992.