Cajun-Fried Cornish Game Hens

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by southern chef in lo

If you enjoy crispy fried chicken, I think you will enjoy these Cajun fried hens.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 tablespoons cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 4 (1 1/4 lb) Cornish hens
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 12 gallons peanut oil


  1. Combine the Cajun season and pepper; rub over the inside and outside of the hens. Tie the legs together. Place flour in a large, heavy duty, zip-top plastic bag. Add the hens one at a time; shake to coat.
  2. Pour oil to a depth of 4 inches into the deep pot of a propane cooker; heat to 350°F.
  3. Carefully lower the hens in the oil; fry for 18 to 20 minutes or until the meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the breast reads 180°F.
  4. Remove the hens from oil and drain on paper towels. Remove string before serving.

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