Crock Pot Rosemary Cornish Game Hen

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 10 Ratings
Serves: 2
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Cooking Method: Slow-Cooker/Crock Pot


1 cornish game hens
1 onion chopped
4 clove garlic
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1 tsp granulated garlic
1 tsp granulated onion
2 tsp dried rosmary or 2 fresh sprigs rosemary
1/4 c water or white wine

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Nicole Darty Recipe
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Redmond, WA (pop. 54,144)
Member Since Mar 2010
Nicole's notes for this recipe:
This recipe came about as an easy dinner for me to throw together when I am home on my lunch break. It has quickly become one of our favorite dinners.
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What a terrific (and easy) special occasion dinner! These hens are so savory and so tender. Adjust the garlic and rosemary to your liking and you have a can't-miss meal.


Sprinkle bottom of crock pot with half the salt and pepper then drizzle 1 tbsp olive oil over the bottom of the pot. Rough chop the onion and spread over the bottom of the pot. Place frozen Cornish game hen on top of the onions. Drizzle the remaining Tbsp of olive oil on the bird. Rough chop the garlic and place half on top of the bird and the rest, let fall in the pot. Season the bird with salt, pepper and garlic & onion seasoning. Top the bird with dried or fresh rosemary.
Add a 1/4 cup of water or white wine to the pot. Cook on low heat setting for 6 hours or until the legs begin to fall away from body.
To serve, cut the bird down the middle.

Optional: Carefully remove the hen from the slow cooker and transfer to a small baking dish. Place in a 450 degree oven just until skin is crispy and golden brown.
Cook 2 hens at a time for a larger family dinner or substitute a whole chicken. Just make sure to increase the cooking time to allow for the larger bird.

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user Nicole Darty Idahogem1 - Jul 5, 2010
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user Robin DuPree robdupree - Nov 2, 2010
Congratulations on your blue ribbon..
user Dee Walding dwalding - Nov 3, 2010
Looks wonderful, this one I have to try..Thank you..
user Jewel Hall 0124 - Nov 3, 2010
Hey Nicole, congrats !!! I love Rosemary !! On many things. Devinne recipe.....Cheers ~JH~
user Holly Willwerth Hollybells - Nov 7, 2010
This sounds great! I'm going to try cooking two side by side in a larger crock pot!

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