Grilled Herbed Cornish Hens

Serve your family this flavorful grilled Cornish game hens flavored with thyme and rosemary - a delicious dinner.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 8

Ingredients

4
(24-oz.) Cornish game hens
2
tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
2
tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
2
teaspoons paprika
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 Heat grill. Remove and discard neck and giblets from game hens. With kitchen scissors, cut each game hen along both sides of backbone; remove backbone and discard. Rinse game hens with cold water; pat dry. Open game hens and flatten.
  • 2 In small bowl, combine all remaining ingredients; mix well. Rub over outer surface of game hens.
  • 3 When ready to grill, place game hens on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 10 minutes, turning once.
  • 4 Stand game hens up and lean against each other; cook an additional 35 to 50 minutes or until fork-tender and juices run clear. To serve, cut game hens in half.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    280
    (
    Calories from Fat
    150),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    17g
    17%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    95mg
    95%;
    Sodium
    360mg
    360%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    1g
    1%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    30g
    30%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    4 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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