How to cook Cornish Game Hens Crockpot Recipe

Remove hens from pan and drain excess oil. Let hens rest, uncovered, 5–10 minutes. Combine 2 tablespoons salt, thyme, marjoram, and rosemary in bowl. Sprinkle half of salt-herb mixture on underside of hens. Add oil to remaining salt-herb mixture and stir until mixture is evenly coated with oil. Add baking powder and stir until well combined.

Reserve the back bone and cut into smaller pieces for making pan sauce later. Take it off the burner and strain out the solids for a smooth sauce. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed. Maybe you’re doing the holidays big this year. If you’re not, this recipe is for you!

I haven’t had Cornish game hens in a long time. Amazing and delicious, especially the crispy, cartelized skin. I used fig preserves instead of apricot and will do again for Thanksgiving. Place a hen, breast side down on a cutting board. Remove the backbone by cutting along both sides with shears or a large sharp knife. The whiskey evaporated as it cooks, leaving a wonderful New Cooking Games bold flavor into the cream and butter.

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Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan combine oil, shallot, and the remaining 1/2 cup sherry. Stir in raisins, dates, apricots, and a pinch of salt; immediately remove from heat. Season inside of each hen with 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper, to equal 1/4 total salt and pepper between the two hens. Add butter to top of each Cornish Hen by places 1 Tablespoon pats of butter on top and around the hens in the roasting pan. While the hens are baking, whisk together wine, chicken broth, and remaining 2 tablespoons of oil.

  • Mine is curved, I’ve found a flat one works best, but they both work.
  • Although they provide milk, meat and wool for the farm, they are also potentially viable animals to generate income on the farm.
  • Uncover the shallots and transfer to a bowl; keep warm.
  • To make the hens easier to handle, pat them dry using a paper towel.

Add thyme and breadcrumbs; toast until fragrant and golden, a couple of minutes. Through Posh Journal I share my passion for food, travel and other things I enjoy along the way. Don’t let the name fool you, most of my recipes are easy to cook and can be enjoyed on a daily basis. I love the sound of the paprika seasoning in the rub. If the Cornish hen skin is getting too dark just cover it with a small piece of tinfoil/baking paper. Wash and scrub the small potatoes then cut in half.

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The first time I made this recipe, I stubbornly packed two rather large Cornish hens on the spit. While it was nice that both chickens were done cooking at once, it took a bit of work to pack them on there. In hindsight, I recommend cooking one Cornish hen at a time in the air fryer. Glad to find this recipe because I just bought some cornish hens for a birthday dinner. These are really so easy to make and I love the presentation.

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Sprinkle onion powder, ground mustard, and more salt and pepper onto both sides of the Cornish hens. It depends on the recipe and the model, but usually 1/2 cup liquid is enough for it to function and additional liquid is often released from ingredients in the pot. If your model needs more liquid, you can add 1 cup of chicken broth. The great thing about this recipe is that there’s next to no waste. Repurpose the old bones to make delicious stock which you can use in many more of my Instant Pot recipes.

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