Mini Thanksgiving

Categories: Recipes

photos by Liana Lopez
​If you don't have to entertain an entire family for Thanksgiving dinner this year but still want to have a feast, here's the recipe for you. This is all you need to make a mini-Thanksgiving dinner for up to four folks.

Okay, our recipe is not exactly turkey but it is poultry, it's stuffed and it's tasty. Not to mention, it won't take all day to make, and you can avoid that tryptophan trip to la la land afterwards.

Instead of the typical 10 - 15 pound turkey, here's our quick and easy 2 - 3 pound version -- stuffing and all.

Mini Thanksgiving Bird and Stuffing

What you'll need for the bird:

  • 2 Cornish hens
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 40 skinned garlic cloves (4 - 5 bulbs)
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • Olive oil
  • Salt, pepper and butter (of course!)

For the stuffing:

  • 1 bunch green onions chopped
  • ½ bell pepper chopped
  • 4 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 cup cornbread stuffing
  • 5 slices of "not too soft" toasted bread in small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • Butter (of course!)

​Make the stuffing first. You'll need it to stuff the hens before you stick those lovely birds in your oven. Speaking of the oven, preheat that sucker to 450 degrees.

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