Six Spice Maple Cornish Hens

Six Spice Maple Cornish Hens

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  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    35 m
  • Ready In

    50 m
Recipe by  McCormick® & Company

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

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  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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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 so we couldn't grill so instead of broiling we baked them in the oven on 350 degrees for an hour and 20 minutes. Will definitely be making this again,



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, grilling was not an option. I mixed all everything together and made a glaze(I skipped the oil)I brushed all my game hens with the glaze and baked them.Wonderful!!



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 definitely make it again, but I will cut the pepper way, way down to accommodate my tender Minnesota mouth! Instad of grilling outside, I roasted these in the oven at 350 degrees for about 1 hour 15 minutes. A very easy and delicious way to make game hens.

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 458 cal
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 27.7 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs
  • 21.5 g
  • 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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