Lemon Pepper Grilled Cornish Game Hens

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

I found this recipe in the Winn-Dixie periodical and it is delicious!


  1. Preheat grill to medium high.
  2. Cut Cornish hens in half lengthwise. Wash and pat dry.
  3. Mix garlic powder, lemon pepper seasoning and paprika in a bowl.
  4. Lift up skin and rub meat with seasoning mixture. Replace skin.
  5. Cook on grill skin side down for 25 minutes, keeping grill lid closed.
  6. Flip and cook for 15 minutes.
  7. Mix lemon juice and olive oil. Brush on hens, then sprinkle with salt.
  8. Cook for additional 10 minutes, or until internal temperature is 180°F.
Most Helpful

I love this recipe! It can be alittle messy when you first start making it but it worth the clean up. I usually add alittle more lemon juice, but I love lemons. This is a once a week recipe during the summer. One of my husband's favorite recipes.

DlphnGrl24 February 11, 2008

Although my husband really enjoyed this recipe, I would have been happier with a little less lemon flavor. When I make this again, I'll probably omit the lemon juice and just use the seasoning for a more subtle touch of lemon.

Dreamgoddess September 28, 2006