Skip to main content New<> this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Grilled Cornish Game Hens

Rated as 4.53 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe is great for summertime grilling. Game hens will melt in your mouth."
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.

Ingredients

5 h 15 m servings 871
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

{{model.addEditText}} Print
  1. In a large, non-reactive bowl, mix onion, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, white wine, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, pepper, celery salt, and salt. Place Cornish game hens in the bowl, coating evenly with the marinade mixture. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator at least 4 hours.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil grate.
  3. Cook hens about 1 hour on the prepared grill, brushing occasionally with remaining marinade, until no longer pink and juices run clear.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 871 calories; 69.2 8.5 52.1 302 1124 Full nutrition

Explore more

Reviews

Read all reviews 54
  1. 73 Ratings

  2.  
    Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars
  3.  
    Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars
  4.  
    Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars
  5.  
    Rated as 2 out of 5 Stars
  6.  
    Rated as 1 out of 5 Stars
Most helpful positive review

These grilled game hens were a wonderful diversion from our usual, more mundane (i.e. chicken) menu. I confess that I only had two hens for the 4 servings I was hoping for. Prior to marinading...

Most helpful critical review

Turned out ok. The flavor almost overpowerd the meat. I would cut back on the time is marinates next time.

Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive
Newest

These grilled game hens were a wonderful diversion from our usual, more mundane (i.e. chicken) menu. I confess that I only had two hens for the 4 servings I was hoping for. Prior to marinading...

These were really tasty.

Great flavor!

This was superb! Followed the directions exactly and cooked on the grill on low to medium about an hour. This is a keeper!

I've made these 3 or 4 times now, and they are always great. The marinade has a great flavor. I'll make these at least twice a year now.

This was very good, tasty even.

OMG! The flavor was to die for! I marinaded for about 6 hours and then put them on the grill for about 70 minutes. The flavor was excellent and so very tender. Everyone raved about them.

Followed the recipe and found that even after marinating overnight, the flavor was very mild. It was still good though. I cut 2 small hens in half lengthwise and its a perfect serving for 4 peop...

I liked this recipe. Hubby thought it was too lemon-y so I might cut down on the amount of lemon juice next time or use a better quality olive oil than I used this time around.