Six Spice Maple Cornish Hens

Six Spice Maple Cornish Hens


"These Cornish game hens are bursting with sweet heat! The flavor and heat from six spices are balanced by the sweetness of maple syrup."


50 m servings 458 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 458 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 27.7 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.5g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 29.8 g
  • 60%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 170 mg
  • 57%
  • Sodium:
  • 111 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine spices; set aside.
  2. Rinse Cornish hens. Pat dry with paper towels. Split each hen in half; brush with olive oil. Rub hen halves with spice mixture; coat well.
  3. Grill over medium-hot coals or broil in an aluminum foil lined broiler pan 12-14 minutes per side or until done. Gently brush with maple syrup and grill or broil 3 minutes longer. Sprinkle with green onion slices before serving.
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  1. 26 Ratings


I was nervous after reading the reviews that it was going to be too spicy but it was definitely not! Great flavor and not too much even though it seems like so much seasoning. It was raining s...

This is a wonderful recipe and even my daughter who hates "Little chickens" liked this one. I changed it a bit as I usually do with recipes and since it was raining and about 40 degrees, grillin...

The flavor was fantastic, but oh my gosh, it was so fiery hot, I could hardly eat it. And this was after cutting both the red pepper and black pepper in half. My husband loved it. I will definit...

This recipe was just wonderful!!! We grilled them outside and my husband just couldn't stop raving about the flavor. Definitely adjust the pepper to your taste; I cut the red pepper in half an...

Tried this recipe last night. Unbelievable! My father is the toughest food connoisseur I have ever known. To see him sit there and literally gulp down these hens was the best compliment I've got...

Have made this several times. I have never just grilled this, I pop it in the oven on 350 for 45-60 minutes, basting on and off and then finish it off on the grill, basting, for about 10 minut...

There seemed to be such a large amount of spice, but I followed the recipe, exactly, and LOVED it! My husband did also. This will be our new guest special dish!!!

THis was the first time I used the broiler and I loved it. However, the maple syrup only stays on the skin and doesn't get absorbed by the meat. Maybe the syrup should stay on for a couple of ...

good, not a wow though. The spices are very good, but stay on the skin and not the meat.