Grilled Cornish Hen
Grilled Cornish Hen

Grilled Cornish Hens

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March 29, 2016

If you like crispy poultry skin and moist white and dark meat, you’ve got to try Grilled Cornish Hens. You can keep them in the freezer until the day before. Then, thaw one per person and grill.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins


Cornish Hens

Code 3 Spices Sea Dog Rub

Code 3 Spices Grunt Rub


1Heat the grill to 350-375F degrees, creating an area for indirect heat.

2Remove the Cornish hens from the packaging. Rinse them under cold water and pat them dry with a paper towel.

3Using kitchen shears, cut out the backbone (watch the video to see how).

4Season the hens liberally with the rubs.

5Place the hens on the grill grate over indirect heat, skin side up. Close the grill.

6Grill for 45-50 minutes until the internal temperature of the hen reaches 165F degrees.

7Serve immediately to enjoy the crispy skin and moist white and dark meat.


Be liberal with the rub. It will provide a lot of flavor to the skin and meat.

We really like using Code 3 Spices rubs because they give a portion of their profits to military and first responders, but feel free to use your favorite poultry rub.


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