Butterflied Cornish Hens Rubbed with Lemon Garlic Butter

Butterflied Cornish Hens Rubbed With Lemon Garlic Butter Recipe

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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


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