Grilled Cornish Game Hens

Grilled Cornish Game Hens

40 Reviews 5 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    1 h
  • Ready In

    5 h 15 m
Suzanne
Recipe by  Suzanne

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

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings

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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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Reviews (40)

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KARINOK
76

KARINOK

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".

MOGA BARE
38

MOGA BARE

These were really tasty.

STOLISPRIT
28

STOLISPRIT

Great flavor!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 871 cal
  • 44%
  • Fat
  • 69.2 g
  • 106%
  • Carbs
  • 8.5 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 52.1 g
  • 104%
  • Cholesterol
  • 302 mg
  • 101%
  • Sodium
  • 1124 mg
  • 45%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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