Caribbean Game Hens

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.


Most Helpful

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.

Barb Gertz June 28, 2004

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!

Hey Jude June 19, 2004

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