Place on a rimmed baking sheet large enough for them to comfortably fit in a single layer. Brush hens with mustard and then sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Roasted Cornish hen is a very versatile dish. It can be served in many ways with different types of sides. I usually serve with roasted vegetables and steamed vegetables, but it is also great with rice, mashed potato, baked potatoes, or fries, and salad.

Then sprinkle on the spice mixture and rub it all over the hens, inside and out. I grew up on a farm and butchered chickens every year; Cornish, fryers, and broilers. A Cornish game hen is typically a Rock Cornish, and they will get large if not butchered at the right time.

Butter + Garlic

Add broth, zest, and orange juice; simmer 5 minutes. Off heat, whisk in butter and basil. Grease the air fryer racks or baskets with the oil.

It looks so festive and must be delicious. I totally could’ve used this the past 10 years or so! There’s just 3 of us, and I’m the weirdo who doesn’t like turkey . I’ve just been buying split turkey breasts & roasting one of those.

Tender, juicy, and flavorful – perfect for your next dinner party! For the sauce, cook bacon in the same pan until crisp. Add garlic and cook over medium heat, 1 minute. Deglaze pan with wine, scraping up any browned bits; simmer until reduced to 1 Tbsp.

Cornish Hens

To make this recipe, you need just a few simple ingredients. Get our favorite recipes, stories, and more delivered to your inbox. I made this dish last night with just chicken thighs and legs. Pour the broth in and set the crockpot on high for 3 hours or low for 5 hours. Sign up for the FREEAmira’s Pantry newsletter delivered to your inbox with lots of tips and surprises! And stay in touch with me onFacebook,Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram for all the latest updates.

Do not, repeat do not deviate from the recipe or the brining of these tasty birds. I use my charcoal grill rotisserie and they come out perfect every time. Removing the Pizza Party – Cooking Games chicken without altering the presentation can be tricky. The chicken will need to rest after cooking. If you are having trouble removing the chicken with tongs , you can always allow the chicken to cool some and then remove it with your hands.

Let the birds sit for about 5 minutes. Some people prefer butterflying the hens to get that nice, crispy skin or grilling them after marinating. But I find that the regular basting and the garlic butter under the skin get the flavors into every inch of the meat while keeping it moist and juicy. Remove the pan from the oven and let the chicken rest for about 5-10 minutes.