• 1 Rock Cornish hens
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 5 stalks celery, chopped
  • 3 large carrots, diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 (48 fluid ounce) can chicken broth


Remove the gizzards, and wash the hen thoroughly. Cut hen into several pieces.

Heat oil in a large pot. Add hen pieces, and brown on all sides. Add carrots, celery, onions, garlic, and potatoes; cook until onion is tender.

Pour in chicken broth. Use more or less broth to your taste, but make sure to cover all the ingredients in the pot. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat. Simmer until vegetables are tender and hen is cooked through.

Remove hen from pot, and remove meat from the bones. Discard bones. and return meat to soup. Serve.