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‚Ñâ until the internal temp. of the breast registers 165‚Ñâ (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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