Air Fryer Cornish Game Hens
Am making again for the second time in one month. Rub hen all over with olive oil mixture inside and out. Set on a baking rack or roasting pan. Bake, covered with foil, at 325 degrees F. For about 1 1/2 hours or until the internal temperature is 165 degrees F.
My mom used to make Cornish hen all the time when I was growing up, and it was always so fun to eat these “baby chickens”. My version of this dish includes plenty of fresh herbs, and a rich butter rub that makes the skin golden brown and keeps the meat juicy. Place hens into preheated oven and roast for one hour or until the internal temperature of the thigh meat reaches 180°F.
When returning to the stove start with a low flame and increase from there. Gently swirl it around and add the cream. They will give the best flavor out and cook evenly.
How many people does a Cornish game hen serve?
Yes, this recipe uses 17 garlic cloves in total. Kim advises to buy ready-to-use cloves in jars to make the peeling easier. Or to just go ahead and smash them with the side of a knife to remove their skins. The shaking will loosen the papery skins, but leave the cloves intact.
Using the palm of your hand, push firmly over the breast bone so the chicken lays completely flat. You want it to lay flat so all parts of the chicken bake evenly. Separate the skin from the meat over breast, thigh and drumstick areas.
- Transfer to a small bowl and cover with water.
- Turn the temperature down to 375, rotate the pan and baste the birds.
- Strike the salt crust with the butt of a knife to crack it open.
- These can be seasoned with your Cooking Games – Burger Games favorite seasoning of choice; however, for us, these are the ones that we regularly use.
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I recommend spooning some of the leftover juices over the hens to make sure that they are moist while they are heating. Trussing is a technique that helps poultry keep their shape and prevents certain parts of the chicken from burning during the cooking or baking process. Most people use kitchen twine to truss a chicken, but this video shows how to truss a Cornish hen uses nothing but the Cornish hen itself.
Our version of this dish is inspired by and adapted from a recipe by foodwriter Joyce Jue, which was originally intended for quail. We loved the flavors so much that we wanted to try it with a bird that had a little more meat on it – the Rock Cornish Game Hen. The game hen is perfect for this treatment; firm and meaty, but small enough for each bird to be served as a single portion. Well, it turned out so well that it’s gained a permanent place in regular rotation at our house, and is a real favorite with dinner guests. A pressure cooker like our Instant Pot cooks food under high pressure which raises the boiling point of the water, cooking it at a higher temperature. The high pressure also forces liquid into the meat which creates a tender, juicy Cornish game hen.