Easy & Healthy Rotisserie Style Air Fryer Cornish Hen this & that

Full of rosemary, garlic, and lemon juice, this fragrant paste sings with flavor. For the best results, really work the paste into the hens, then marinate them in the refrigerator at least an hour, or up to overnight, before grilling. Your marinade sounds like the perfect flavor combination. I have never made cornish game hens but they sound easy and delicious and I can’t wait to try something new.

  • For more information on cooking whole birds, check out how to cook a whole chicken, turkey or duck here.
  • I added some wild rice just because I wanted something different.
  • Grilling works best if you are looking to impress your guests but don’t have the time.
  • Squeeze all the air out of the bags and place in a baking dish to prevent any liquid from leaking.

Cornish game hens taste similar to chicken but because they’re younger, the meat is exceptionally tender. Their flavor is not “gamey” but slightly sweeter and more delicate than chicken. They have a good amount of plump, meaty breast meat with a thin layer of fatty skin that keeps the meat moist while cooking. This Roasted Cornish Game Hen recipe is an easy way to create a truly impressive meal Waffle Party! – Cooking Games.


Cover and adjust the vent to slowly bring the temperature to 400ºF/204ºC. Spatchcocking a henCornish Game Hens are often cooked whole with some type of stuffing inside, usually involving some type of fruit. I wanted to keep it simple and my brain said treat it like a chicken. One of the best ways to grill a whole chicken is to spatchcock it, which we’ve gone over HERE before. Take a pair of poultry shears or a sharp knife, locate the backbone of the CGH and cut along it from bottom to top on both sides.

Prepare the Cornish game hens spatchcock style. For best flavor allow the Cornish Game Hens to set for at least a couple hours. I tend to season them the night before smoking.

This method is called spatchcocking and you are basically butterflying the bird. We’ve done this before with whole chickens and it’s not easy, but it was super easy and quick with the cornish hens. Spatchcocking allows you to cook the whole bird quicker and it makes grilling the hens super easy.

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Next, add the olive oil, white vinegar, fresh parsley, cilantro, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to a bowl and give it a mix until everything combines. Then cook each side for 15 minutes; baste, during the cooking process. When the chicken reaches 165 degrees F,remove from the air fryer and let the chicken rest for a few minutes. The size of your air fryer basket or tray will determine how many you can air fry simultaneously. If you can only fit one at a time, make your Cornish hens in batches.

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