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This Cornish Game Hen Soup is a great way to use up leftover Cornish hen, which believe it or not CAN happen. They might be small but you don’t always eat them all at one sitting!

Cornish Game Hen Soup
Cornish Game Hen Soup

Cornish Game Hen Soup

Sometimes great, fantastic tasting things are born out of  misery. The misery being that the last time I made Cornish Game hens for supper, I was feeling to rotten to eat mine by the time dinner rolled around. I promptly threw Mike’s onto a plate, mumbled something intelligible to him (probably that it was all he was getting and to find something to go with it)  and went and lay down to at least feel rotten off my feet and with my eyes closed.

Then the cheap Ukrainian in me was just not going to use my leftover Cornish hen. Nope. Not at $6 a pop.

And so the soup was born. And it is really, really dang good. Better than chicken soup, it was much less greasy the way I made it.

And my husband ate it.

And then he took it for lunch the next day.

Usually when this happens, we call for a National Day of celebration. This time, I will just share the recipe.

Ingredients needed:

  • one cooked game hen or assorted leftover pieces from dinner
  • 8 cups of water
  • 2-3 slices cooked bacon
  • 2 parsnips
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 celery
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • one white onion
  • 2-3 cubes of chicken bouillon ( to taste)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup of wild/brown rice mix

Remove the meat from the hens and place the bones/ the leftovers up into 6-8 pieces, bacon on top included, and boil in the 8 cups of water for an hour.

Remove all the Cornish hen, bones and bacon and set aside to cool.

Mix 2-3 cubes of chicken bouillon into the stock, depending on your tastes. This bouillon was very, very good.

Chop up all your veggies and put them into the broth. I added more carrots after I took this picture, because it was really sad and white looking.

Add in the wild rice mix, I used 1 cup and it was a very thick soup, If you want more broth, use half a cup. Add more water if needed while it’s cooking.

 

Add in the meat that you had removed.

Simmer for another 5-10 minutes to heat the meat then serve! I served these with my Best Biscuits Ever, which are perfect with this soup.

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Cornish Game Hen Soup

This Cornish Game Hen Soup is a great way to use up leftover Cornish hen, which believe it or not CAN happen. They might be small but you don't always eat them all at one sitting!
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Total Time
2 hours 15 minutes
Course
Dinner
Cuisine
Soup
Servings
8
Calories
241
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 1 cooked game hen
  • 2 parsnips
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 celery
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 white onion
  • 3 cubes chicken bouillion
  • 1/2 cup wild rice
  • 1/2 cup brown rice

Instructions

  1. Chop the game hen up into 6-8 pieces, bacon on top included, and boil in about 6 cups of water for an hour.
  2. Remove all the chicken, bones and bacon and set aside to cool. 

  3. Mix 3-4 cubes of chicken bouillon into the stock, depending on your tastes. This bouillon was very, very good.

  4. Chop up all your veggies and put them into the broth. I added more carrots after I took this picture, because it was really sad and white looking.
  5. Chop up as much meat as you can from the hen. 

  6. Add in meat and the wild rice mix, I used 1 cup and it was a very thick soup, If you want more broth, use half a cup. Add more water if needed while it's cooking.
  7. Simmer for another 40-50 minutes to cook the rice, then serve.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 241kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 56mg, Sodium: 153mg, Potassium: 480mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 3925IU, Vitamin C: 10.2mg, Calcium: 45mg, Iron: 1.2mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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