Bacon stuffed cornish game hens (microwave)

Yield: 2 servings

Measure Ingredient
5 slices Bacon, diced
¼ cup Chopped onion
¼ cup Thinly sliced celery
⅔ cup Seasoned stuffing mix
1 teaspoon Parsley flakes
¼ teaspoon Salt
⅛ teaspoon Pepper
2 \N Cornish game hens
1 tablespoon Butter
2 tablespoons 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 ¼ of the mixture. Cover with waxed paper. Microwave at high for 8 minutes. Turn over; brush with remaining mixture; cover. Microwave at high for 7½ to 9 ½ minutes, or until legs move freely and juices run clear. Let stand tented for 5 minutes. Total microwave time: 22 to 27 ½ 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.

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