Juicy Roasted Cornish Hens Recipe

Juicy Roasted Cornish Hens Recipe

I was walking through the grocery store a few months ago and I saw these tiny little chickens named cornish hens. I was really curious about what meals I could make with these tiny and cute little chickens! So I did some research and they are one of my favorite things to cook now.

My husband loved when I did a garlic butter stuffed style hen with lemon. This past week, he decided we should make them again, but he added his own twist! His recipe was better than mine so I thought I would share! Subscribe via email, comment, and share! Let me know how you like it.


  • 2 cornish hens
Stuffing for hens
  • Slice of bread
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Bacon
  • Olive oil
  • Red and orange peppers
  • Onion
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Cayenne powder
  • Olive oil


  1. Wash your hens thoroughly, with vinegar or lime and set aside. Make sure to clean the inside as well. (The cornish hens I got already had the innards removed.)
  2. Dice and de-seed peppers, dice bacon, dice onion, and add all ingredients for the stuffing in a food processor and blend well. Set aside.
  3. Season the hens with the olive oil and dry seasonings thoroughly.
  4. With a spoon, add the stuffing into each hen.
  5. Once prepared, place the hens in a pan inside your oven or air fryer.
  6. Set the air fryer or oven to 375° for 25 minutes.
  7. Flip the hens over. Cook for another 25 minutes.
  8. Check the internal temperature and baste the hens with the liquids that cooked off in the pan. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
  9. You can serve with your sides of choice. My husband made eggplant and Brussel sprouts in a teriyaki marinade with salt and pepper.
  10. Serve and enjoy!
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