Crock Pot Rosemary Cornish Game Hen

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Nicole Darty

By
@Idahogem1

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 just 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. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 11 votes

Comments:
Serves:
2
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
6 Hr
Method:
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

  • 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

Step-by-Step

  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.
  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.
  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.
  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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About Crock Pot Rosemary Cornish Game Hen

Main Ingredient: Wild Game
Regional Style: American
Collection: Crock Pot Recipes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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