Griled Cornish Hen Recipe

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Here's a simple grilled Cornish hen recipe that's finger lickin' good!

Grilled Cornish Hens

If you don't have a grill or it's raining and you want to make this recipe, you can bake this in a 350° oven for an hour to an hour and 15 minutes.

Here's what you are going to need:

2 Cornish Game Hens
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoons black pepper
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
The juice of 1 lemon

Here's what you need to do:

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Cut the hen down the back on both sides of the backbone. Remove the backbone.

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Flip the hen over and cut the hen down the center of the breast.

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Put all of the remaining ingredients in a bowl. Mix well.

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Place the hens in a 9 x 13 glass baking dish, skin side down.

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Pour the marinade over the Cornish hen halves.

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Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours but preferably overnight.

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Turn one side of your grill on to medium high heat. When your grill is hot, place the hens on the side of the grill that is NOT on.

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Lower the lid on the grill and grill until the hens reach an internal temperature of 180° F. in the thickest part of the thigh and the juices run clear. About 1 hour.

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