"Cornish hens with herbs cooked in the slow cooker are very juicy and the meat falls off the bone." — joychick
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red pepper flakes
Cornish game hens
ground black pepper
chilled margarine, cut into cubes
This was the main course for Thanksgiving dinner for hubby and me. It was wonderful!! I only used one game hen and cut the amount of butter just a smidge, but otherwise followed the recipe perfectly. I did the 4 hour version, but I see myself using the 8 hour on low for work days. Coming home to this would be excellent! Joychick...thanks for making our "easy, stress-free Thanksgiving" even easier, more stress-free and dog-gone tasty!!! Heartfelt gratitude for the post. ~campergramma~
I made this as directed and it came out moist and really good but it was really no better than buying a baked rotisserie chicken at the grocery. It was way more expensive as well.
So incredibly easy to make! Served it Superbowl night wth a steamed brocolli/carrot mix (as a healthier alternative to chips, pizza, etc.) Made a few alterations--use a low-sodium chix broth and unsalted butter, but only half of what was recommended. Use freshly squeezed lemon juice and some lemon zest in the seasoning (rub). Cooked on high for 4-hours, ever so tender.
Very delicious and tender. I didn't add all of the margarine but it was still very moist and delicious.
EXCELLENT just as written.
I made this recipe last weekend with mushroom stuffing. The meat did fall off the bone and the flavor was excellent. The family all loved it. Oh, btw, I also cut the amount of butter almost in half. It still came out great.
I substituted the margarine for butter. I also added chicken seasoning to the hens. I put on high for 6 hours. The meat was falling off the bone! So juicy and yummy!
Great recipe. I added just a sprinkle of poultry seasoning. Tender, juicy and easy to make. I love slow cooker recipes. Just fix it and forget it. Thanks for sharing.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Easy Cornish Hens
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 392
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