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    The 10 BEST Cornish Hen Recipes

    If you’re wondering how to cook Cornish hens, or just need some new Cornish Hen Recipes, you’ve come to the right place.

    This collection of easy Cornish Hen Recipes includes a variety of cooking methods, as well as seasoning and stuffing options.

    Also known as Cornish game hens or rock hens, those cousins to the chicken are typically 1-2 pounds, perfect for individual servings. They are also very tender and succulent.

    No matter which of these Cornish Hen recipes you choose, you’re going to be in for a real treat. Enjoy!

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    The Best Cornish Hen Recipes:

    1. Roasted Cornish Hen

    We’re starting this list of Cornish hen recipes with something simple, yet delicious.

    This classic roasted Cornish hen is generously seasoned with butter and fresh herbs. It’s perfectly tender and juicy, making a great family dinner.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    2. Cornish Hens with Apple Cranberry Rice Stuffing

    As with any poultry, Cornish game hens are fantastic when they’re stuffed before roasting.

    Here’s an amazing recipe where your favorite hens are stuffed with a wild rice, cranberry, and apple stuffing. What a beautiful dish to present to guests.

    Get the Recipe @ stripedspatula

    3. Grilled Cornish Hens

    If you’ve never grilled your game hens, it’s time you give it a try!

    They are first butterflied, or spatchcocked, then marinated a grilled to tender perfection. They make a great summer cookout main course.

    Get the Recipe @ littlesunnykitchen

    4. Orange Glazed Cornish Game Hens

    These roasted Cornish hens are enhanced with a beautiful four ingredient glaze, which tastes amazing once it caramelizes a bit.

    All you need is orange marmalade, soy sauce, dijon mustard and honey to make this magic happen.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingwithcurls

    5. Slow Cooker Cornish Game Hens and Baked Potatoes

    Everything turns out great in a slow cooker, right? These Cornish hens are no exception.

    To make things eve easier, your potatoes cook right in the crock pot too, so you have a complete meal in one pot!

    Get the Recipe @ themagicalslowcooker

    6. Smoked Cornish Hens

    Smoking gives these hens a wonderful flavor kick. Plus, they’re stuffed with a wonderful sage sausage stuffing.

    Great holiday meal contender.

    Get the Recipe @ heygrillhey

    7. Tandoori Cornish Game Hens

    Give your Cornish game hens an Indian makeover with this unique tandoori style recipe.

    They’re marinated in yogurt and Indian spices like garam masala and turmeric, which give a wonderful depth of flavor.

    Get the Recipe @ thegourmetgourmand

    8. Nashville Hot Fried Hens

    If you like it hot, you just have to try these Nashville Hot fried hens!

    They have a great kick from Tabasco and are wonderfully crispy. What a unique way to cook hens!

    Get the Recipe @ cuisineathome

    9. Herb-Roasted Cornish Game Hens with Wild Rice Stuffing

    Another stuffed Cornish hen recipe, this one featuring roasted birds stuffed with wild rice.

    They’re seasoned generously with fresh herbs and taste phenomenal.

    Get the Recipe @ zestffulkitchen

    10. Spicy Honey Cornish Game Hens

    We’re wrapping up our list with these wonderful spicy honey Cornish game hens.

    They’re flavored with honey, garlic and sambal oelek, then perfectly baked. If you’re looking for some new flavors for your hens, you can’t go wrong with this recipe!

    Get the Recipe @ rasamalaysia

    So there you go, ten easy and delicious Cornish game hen recipes. Which one will you cook for your family tonight?

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    How to Cook Cornish Hens (10 Methods)

    This great collection of Cornish Hen Recipes is perfect for special occasions and company meals.


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