Lemon Pepper Grilled Cornish Game Hens

Recipe by Momma Zakaria

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

Top Review by DlphnGrl24

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

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