Savory Stuffed Cornish Hen

Savory Stuffed Cornish Hen

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  • 6-8 Cornish hens 
  • 1oz olive oil
  • 4 tbsp REC TEC Grills Colden's Freakin Greek Rub

  • 12oz stuffing mix 
  • 1oz olive oil
  • 3/4 cup button mushrooms, sliced
  • 3/4 cup onion, diced small
  • 3/4 cup Granny Smith apples, diced small
  • 3/4 cup celery, chopped
  • 6 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp REC TEC Grills Colden's Freakin' Greek Rub
  • 1.5 cups chicken stock
  1. Pre-heat REC TEC Grill to 375‚Ñâ with a cast-iron pan.
  2. Add the oil and mushrooms to the pan, cooking for 6-8 minutes until the mushrooms are golden brown.
  3. Add the remaining vegetables and cook for 4-5 minutes until tender.
  4. In a large bowl add the cooked vegetables, butter, Colden's Freakin' Greek Rub, stuffing mix, and enough chicken stock to hydrate the stuffing (usually about 1-1.5 cups of stock).  
  5. Allow the mixture to rest at room temperature for 20 minutes.
  6. On a cutting board, trim any excessive fat or skin form the Cornish hens, then stuff each hen with 4-5oz of the vegetable stuffing mixture.
  7. Secure the legs with butchers twine.
  8. Season the hens with olive oil and Colden's Freakin Greek Rub.
  9. Cook at 375‚Äö√ë√¢ until the internal temp. of the breast registers 165‚Äö√ë√¢ (75 minutes).
  10. Allow the hens to rest for 15-20 minutes before carving.  

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2 Reviews

  • Rec-Tec recipe

    Posted by Jake Jacobs on 20th Feb 2019

    Wow! What a meal. 50 minutes to smoke two hens. We used a poultry rub and left out the celery. It is a great meal! Give it a try!

  • Chicken

    Posted by Charles on 4th Nov 2018

    Outstanding, I will do this again.

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