Greek-Inspired Air Fryer Cornish Hen


This is one of the most tender and flavorful Cornish hens you will ever eat. The best part is that you throw it in and walk away. No shaking, flipping, or fuss. I use the Tyson® hens because they are 2 pounds a piece and perfect for two people. Reduce cook time if using smaller hens.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
2 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano

  • teaspoon dried dill weed

  • teaspoon garlic powder

  • teaspoon onion powder

  • teaspoon dried rosemary

  • teaspoon paprika

  • 1 (2 pound) Chicken, cornish game hens, meat and skin, raw


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Whisk together olive oil, oregano, dill, garlic powder, onion powder, rosemary, and paprika together. Brush mixture on all sides of the hen, paying particular attention the the wings and legs.

  3. Place hen in the basket of the air fryer and cook for 30 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

467 Calories
35g Fat
1g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 467
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 204mg 68%
Sodium 100mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 394mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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