Grilled Cornish Hens

AuthorChristie
RatingDifficultyBeginner

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.

Grilled Cornish Hen

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time15 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time1 hr

 Cornish Hens
 Code 3 Spices Sea Dog Rub
 Code 3 Spices Grunt Rub

1

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

2

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

3

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

4

Season the hens liberally with the rubs.

5

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

6

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

7

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

TIPS


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.

Ingredients

 Cornish Hens
 Code 3 Spices Sea Dog Rub
 Code 3 Spices Grunt Rub

Directions

1

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

2

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

3

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

4

Season the hens liberally with the rubs.

5

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

6

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

7

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

Grilled Cornish Hens
2017-11-03T12:39:20+00:00

About the Author:

I love to cook outdoors. Give me a smoker, a grill or even a campfire, and I’ll serve you up a meal you won’t forget.

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