How to Perfectly Grill Cornish Hens
Recipe type: Dinner
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Serves: 4
This recipe will show you how to perfectly grill Cornish Hens every time!
  • 2 Cornish Hens
  • 2 tablespoons of avocado oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of minced garlic
  • Kitchen Scissors
  1. Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  2. Using the kitchen scissors, remove the skin from the Cornish Hens and spatchcock them by cutting out the backbone and spreading the hen open.
  3. Once the Cornish Hens are prepared, pat any excess moisture off of them with a paper towel.
  4. Coat the Cornish Hens in avocado oil and sprinkle them with salt and pepper.
  5. Rub the minced garlic into the hens.
  6. Transfer the Cornish Hens to the heated grill and cook for 12-13 minutes per side, flipping half way through until they reach an internal temperature of about 155 degrees.
  7. Remove the Cornish Hens from the heat and allow them to rest (they will continue cooking as they rest and reach and internat temperature of 160-165).
  8. Once the Cornish Hens are cooked, serve them on a bed of greens, either whole or sliced in half for individual servings.
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