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Grilled Cornish Game Hens Recipe
  • READY IN 5+ hrs

Grilled Cornish Game Hens

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"This recipe is great for summertime grilling. Game hens will melt in your mouth."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr
  • READY IN

    5 hrs 15 mins

Directions

  1. In a large, non-reactive bowl, mix onion, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, white wine, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, pepper, celery salt, and salt. Place Cornish game hens in the bowl, coating evenly with the marinade mixture. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator at least 4 hours.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil grate.
  3. Cook hens about 1 hour on the prepared grill, brushing occasionally with remaining marinade, until no longer pink and juices run clear.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 05, 2008

These grilled game hens were a wonderful diversion from our usual, more mundane (i.e. chicken) menu. I confess that I only had two hens for the 4 servings I was hoping for. Prior to marinading, I cut each of them in half lengthwise, so that each half had a wing and a drumstick. I placed the four halves in a glass baking dish and poured on the marinade. (I made 1/2 the marinade, since I had half the game hens!). My husband, who is the Grill Master, popped them on the grill and cooked them slowly as he would a large, bone-in chicken breast. It didn't take anywhere near the 1 hour called for in the recipe (probably cutting them in half cut down on the grill time.) These were delicious, juicy, and visually appealing. My whole family was impressed. Served with long grain rice and stir-fried snap peas. The 1/2 hen was just the right amount for each serving - no one was still hungry, but alas, there were no leftovers! I will most definitely be making this again when we are in the mood for "something out of the ordinary".

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 14, 2010

Turned out ok. The flavor almost overpowerd the meat. I would cut back on the time is marinates next time.

 

56 Ratings

Jan 25, 2004

These were really tasty.

 
Jan 25, 2004

Great flavor!

 
Jul 11, 2008

This was superb! Followed the directions exactly and cooked on the grill on low to medium about an hour. This is a keeper!

 
Jun 26, 2008

I've made these 3 or 4 times now, and they are always great. The marinade has a great flavor. I'll make these at least twice a year now.

 
May 28, 2006

This was very good, tasty even.

 
Jan 12, 2009

Followed the recipe and found that even after marinating overnight, the flavor was very mild. It was still good though. I cut 2 small hens in half lengthwise and its a perfect serving for 4 people.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 871 kcal
  • 44%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 302 mg
  • 101%
  • Fat
  • 69.2 g
  • 106%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 52.1 g
  • 104%
  • Sodium
  • 1124 mg
  • 45%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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