Lemon and Herb Cornish Hens

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by breezermom

Wonderful grilled Cornish Hen recipe! Prep and Cook time do not include the 8 hours of marinating time!

Top Review by Annacia

Delightful. I reduced the amount to 1 hen size and that fed DH and I very well. The lemon and oil with the herbs made for a moist and delicious bird. I just may need to put a couple of these baby chickens in the freezer because I certainly intend to make this again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the split hens in a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish.
  2. Combine the lemon juice and the remaining ingredients; stir well with a wire whisk. Pour the marinade mixture over the hens. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours, turning occasionally.
  3. Prepare your grill so that you have medium-hot coals (350 to 400 degrees).
  4. Drain the hens, reserving the marinade. Place the marinade in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Grill the hens over medium-hot coals (350 to 400 degrees) for 30 minutes or until done, turning and basting occasionally with the marinade.

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