Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

These are cooked on the grill. This is fun because it allows everyone to have both dark and white meat. :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the first 4 ingredients in a small saucepan; stir well. Cook over medium heat until the jelly melts, stirring constantly. Remove sauce from the heat; keep warm.
  2. Combine the salt, garlic powder, and 1/2 tsp chili powder, stirring well. Sprinkle over the cornish hens.
  3. Grill over medium coals for 45 minutes; turn occasionally.
  4. Baste with the sauce and grill an additional 15 minutes. Turn and baste frequently with the remaining sauce. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.
Most Helpful

Yum! This was a real hit at my house. It was simple and we loved the baste/sauce with it. This will be a repeat here! Thanks for sharing this nice keeper, breezer. Congrats on your football win!

lazyme January 15, 2016

This is a nice way to prepare Cornish hens. I followed the recipe as directed and ended up with nice juicy meat. The sauce complemented the hens nicely.

Dreamer in Ontario October 04, 2011

This is great -- we only had three cornish hens but used all the rest of the ingredients for very good cornish hens -- timing was right on target too! Thanks for sharing!

ellie_ March 27, 2011