Hoisin Marinated Grilled Cornish Game Hens

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Sharon123

Adapted from BBQ with Bobby Flay! Episode-Extreme Barbeque! The chicken needs to marinate 1 to 2 days.

Top Review by IngridH

This was great! I marinated for 1 1/2 days, then strained the leftover marinade and reduced to make a BBQ sauce which I basted with about 5 minutes before pulling off of the grill. I was a little leery of the recipe when I pulled the hens out of the marinade, as they were a really unappetizing purple color. However, as they grilled, they turned a beautiful mahogany color. All three of us really enjoyed this meal, including the leftovers I had for lunch the next day.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the hens in a baking dish.
  2. Mix the hoisin sauce, red wine, scallions, ginger, garlic and sesame oil together in a bowl and pour the marinade over the hens.
  3. Cover and refrigerate the hens for 1-2 days.
  4. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  5. Put the hens on the grill bone side down and grill, covered, about 10 minutes.
  6. Gently turn them over and continue grilling for another 10 to 15 minutes or until the juices run clear.
  7. Let the hens rest for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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