crock pot rosemary cornish game hen

★★★★★ 12 Reviews
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By Nicole Darty
from Redmond, WA

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 special occasion dinner! This recipe makes the Cornish hens tender. We liked the savory spices, but adjust the garlic and rosemary to your liking. Since these Cornish hens are made in the Crock Pot it's an easy, can't-miss meal.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 12 Reviews
serves 2
prep time 15 Min
cook time 6 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For crock pot rosemary cornish game hen

  • 1
    Cornish game hen
  • 1
    onion, roughly 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 rosemary or 2 fresh sprigs rosemary
  • 1/4 c
    water or white wine

How To Make crock pot rosemary cornish game hen

  • Roughly chopped onions in the bottom of the slow cooker.
    1
    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.
  • Seasoned Cornish hens in the slow cooker.
    2
    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.
  • Slow cooker set to cook.
    3
    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.
  • Crock Pot Cornish Hen ready to be sliced.
    4
    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.
  • 5
    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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