Air Fryer Cornish Hen

J Fischer


There is no rhyme or reasoning to my recipe. You can use a combination of any spices you want. Put whatever you want inside the Cornish Hen. It seems every search I’ve done is mostly to try and figure out cooking time and temperature , and everyone seems to have a different answer. This is what worked for me using my Phillips Air Fryer.


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5 Min
40 Min
Air Fryer


  • 1
    cornish game hens
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 dash(es)
    lemon basil
  • 1 pinch
    garlic salt
  • 1 pinch
    italian seasoning
  • 1 pinch
  • 1
    red onion wedge

How to Make Air Fryer Cornish Hen


  1. I’ve found it’s best to start with meat that is as close to room temperature as possible.
  2. Preheat your Air fryer for 5 minutes @ 325f. While that’s preheating you can mix the oil and seasonings together in a bowl.
  3. Fowl doesn’t need to marinate for Air frying. Brush the oil/seasoning mix on the entire Game Hen, inside & out. Place the onion wedge inside the bird. Some people tie the legs together, I personally didn’t find it necessary.
  4. Place the hen in the fryer. Set your timer for 10 minutes at 325f. After the 10 minutes, flip the hen over and repeat @ 325f for ten minutes. Reapeat this cycle 1 more time. I raised the temperature to 390f for the 4th rotation to get an extra crispy skin on top. It’s important to let the finished meat sit for a few minutes after it’s cooked.

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About Air Fryer Cornish Hen

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat Low Carb
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Air Fryer

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