Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 1 hr 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This poultry dish, marinated with lime and white rum, sounds like a taste of the Caribbean! I'm sure the marinade would be great on chicken breasts, too. I found this recipe in a Mix-and-Match Menu cookbook. I haven't tried it yet, but it's posted in response to a request. Prep time includes marinating time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make marinade, combine rum, honey, lime rind, lime juice, garlic, and ginger.
  2. Place birds in a shallow glass or ceramic dish and pour over marinade.
  3. Turn to coat, cover, and marinate at room temperature for 1 hour.
  4. Drain birds, reserving marinade.
  5. Thread a skewer through wings and legs of each bird half; brush with reserved marinade.
  6. Combine black pepper and coriander; rub over skin of birds.
  7. Cook, turning frequently, on a light oiled preheated medium grill or under a broiler for 15-20 minutes or until birds are cooked through.
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5 5

Yummy, cornish hens. Made them for dinner guest. Everyone loved them. I forgot to buy a lime so used limeade & orange rind. Worked good. Served with a baby green salad with different fruits, Corn on cob and fresh greens beans out of our garden. Delicious dinner, will be making these again. Thank you Kree.

5 5

This is a great recipe. The cooking aroma alone warrants 5 stars and got my neighbors guests (40 of them) wondering what was going on the other side of the fence! I made this as Kree wrote it, using about half the pepper called for. I served it with ramen noodles mixed with broccoli, and cucumber salad. Very nice dinner, thanks Kree!