Butterflied Cornish Hens Rubbed with Lemon Garlic Butter

Butterflied Cornish Hens Rubbed With Lemon Garlic Butter Recipe

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  • 4
    cornish game hens
  • 1 c
    fresh lemon juice
  • 8 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced garlic clove
  • ·
  • ·
    white pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    ancho powder

How to Make Butterflied Cornish Hens Rubbed with Lemon Garlic Butter


  1. Butterfly cornish hens.
  2. Prepare a wood or charcoal fire and let it burn down to embers.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the lemon juice to a boil and reduce to the consistency of honey.
  4. Set aside.
  5. In a food processor, blend the lemon syrup and garlic with the butter and season to taste with salt and pepper. Reserve.
  6. Brush the hens with olive oil and season with salt and freshly ground pepper.
  7. Sprinkle with the ancho chile powder and grill skin side down over medium low heat, covered, for 15 minutes.
  8. The skin should be brown and crispy.
  9. Turn the hens over and cook an additional 5 minutes or until done.
  10. Remove from the grill and rub them generously with the room temperature lemon garlic butter.

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Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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