2 Cornish game hens, approximately 1-1/4 lbs each, or 2 chicken leg quarters
2 Tbsp Spike seasoning
3 Tbsp olive oil
Zest of one lemon
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Remove each hen from its wrapper; be sure to take the packet with the neck and innards out, and discard or save for another use. Dry the hen with a paper towel.
In a small bowl, stir together Spike seasoning, olive oil and lemon zest, to form a paste.
Prepare your hen. You can spatchcock (butterfly) it, so it lays flat in the oven or on the grill, or cook it as is.
Rub the bird all over with the seasoning paste, and place it on a rimmed baking sheet. Repeat with the second bird.
Place the baking sheet in the upper third of the oven, and bake for 30 minutes. Let the game hen rest for 5 minutes before serving.
If you are cooking the bird without spatchcocking it, increase the baking time to 1 hour.