Saturday 21 August 2021

Marinated Cornish Hens

It's tender, it's juicy and its full of flavor every time! You can make it on the rotisserie or in the oven....but, technically it's not rotisserie game hen....hahaha! 


It's so easy and convenient to pick up a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store, but, I often find that the flavor is lacking and there are a lot of chemicals on the ingredients list. This homemade version I made with a Cornish Game Hen is simple to make and one of the best you'll ever eat!

Marinated Cornish Hens

2 Cornish game hens


 1/3 c. olive oil

1/2 c. lemon juice

1 T.  ground pepper

2 tsp. salt

2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp garlic powder

4 sprigs fresh rosemary


Split Cornish Game Hens lengthwise. Rinse hen halves; pat dry with a paper towel.


Mix all the ingredients in a plastic storage bag. 

Place the hens in the bag and squish it around so the hens are covered. Allow the hens to marinate for 3 hours or up to 8 hours.

Pre heat the grill. 

Remove hens from marinade and place on grill rack. Discard the marinade. Cook in a covered grill for 45 minutes or until the hens reach 165 F internal temperature.

Once the hens are cooked through, remove from heat and serve with your favorite sides. 


Summer is winding down here on the river. Less boats headed to the lake and this AM I could feel Fall in the air. Enjoy the last of Summer and welcome Fall!






  1. This is great~just in time, I am making this tonight! Thanks! Pleasse post more recipes, my family loves them! The Sharp's

    1. I'm so happy the Sharp's are enjoying my recipes!! Thanks you for commenting! Cheers! JJ


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