This is my fiance's favorite slow cooker meal of mine. I usually serve it with the veggies over wild rice. You can turn this recipe for 2 into 4 by splitting the hens lengthwise after cooking.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Coat the hens with about 1/4 of the mushroom soup.

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  • Mix the remaining mushroom soup with mushrooms, olives, zucchini, and garlic salt in a bowl. Stuff the mixture inside the hens. Arrange hens, breast sides up, in the slow cooker. Spoon any remaining soup mixture over the hens.

  • Cook the hens in the slow cooker on High for 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts

851.2 calories; protein 59.5g 119% DV; carbohydrates 24.5g 8% DV; fat 57.6g 89% DV; cholesterol 308mg 103% DV; sodium 4201.3mg 168% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2013
I gave it a shot and I loved it!! Pouring the sauce along with the mushrooms,Olives and cucumbers was awesome, i didnt make enough rice but this meal vanished very fast!!The Olives gave it a great taste.. Well done!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/29/2013
Only change was using garlic cloves and sea salt instead of garlic salt. Cooked for 4 hours on high and I found the white meat of the cornish hens to be on the dry side. The mushrooms, zucchini, olives mixture was good though. Would not make this one again. Read More
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43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2013
I gave it a shot and I loved it!! Pouring the sauce along with the mushrooms,Olives and cucumbers was awesome, i didnt make enough rice but this meal vanished very fast!!The Olives gave it a great taste.. Well done!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2013
My fiance and I really enjoyed this recipe. Used garlic rather than garlic salt. The olives, zucchini, and mushrooms worked great together. We'll definitely make this one again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2013
I didn't have garlic salt in hand so I just put in garlic powder... I didn't really expect this dish to turn out that great from how it looked from the prep time honestly. However the Cornish hens turned out juicy and there was enough salt from the olives. I think I will try it over wild rice but I just ate it by itself. It would be nice to skim some of the fat off since the liquid seems a little too fatty from the chicken. However definitely a great slow cooker recipe that's a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2013
As a "newbie" cook this recipe tasted amazing and was so easy to make (I added peas and used minced garlic)! When it was cooked I made a simple chicken bouillion roux from using the sauce from crock pot. Made simple homemade mash potatoes to complete it. Wow! Made this as my valentine's dinner for my fiance. He loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2013
Doubled the recipe as I always do!!! I am not a fan of green olives but my husband and children are, so needless to say I was a bit hesitant to try this recipe. It didn't look appetizing nor did it smell appetizing before, during and after cooking but it tasted GREAT!! I cooked my hens a bit longer on a lower setting as I doubled the recipe. Also, I never use garlic salt or powder (just fresh garlic) 3 cloves for this recipe and 2 twists on my sea salt grinder was all I changed. I did remove the hens from the crock pot and set them in my broiler for approximately 7 minutes to brown the tops (just cause that's the way I like them :) The end result was delicious as I served it over long grain wild rice (A MUST)! There really wasn't a need for me to double the stuffing/juice as there was plenty! My husband who LOVES green olives stated that I should not put as many in next time.....and I, who am NOT A FAN of green olives LOVED it just the way it was!!!! My boys, 8-13 years old LOVED it just as it was! Thanks for a different way of preparing my hens in the "Slow Cooker"! LOVE IT!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2013
I was very skeptical at first due to the green olive but everything blended together so perfectly it was great. The meat was practically falling off of the bone! The only thing I did differently was add a second can of the Campbell's Golden Mushroom soup to the pot and was so glad I did! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/29/2013
Only change was using garlic cloves and sea salt instead of garlic salt. Cooked for 4 hours on high and I found the white meat of the cornish hens to be on the dry side. The mushrooms, zucchini, olives mixture was good though. Would not make this one again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2013
Great Recipe! I make it all the time my family loves it!The only thing I change is I use a chicken instead of the cornish hens. I put it on low for 8 hours in the slow cooker but follow the same ingredient amounts. Delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2013
It didn't turn out looking quite as picture-perfectly pretty as the photo shown in the recipe but it tasted amazing! Would make this many time more. The meat would just fall off the bones. For never having prepared a cornish hen before I was quite thrilled with it. Read More
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