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Cornish Game Hens

edited 11:51AM in EggHead Forum
I'm about to try Cornish Game Hens for the first time on a medium BGE. Could someone pass along dome temp, cooking time and any other tips? I am assuming internal temp is basically the same as chicken, but let me know if I'm wrong.[p]Thanks


  • ravnhausravnhaus Posts: 311
    Follow the link to a photo essay on my take on the "little chicken".

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  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    JAllen, looking over several recipes it appears that you need about 25 minutes at 500, about 45 minutes at 400 or about an hour at 350. Having never done one on my BGE, I can't recommend one but you might want to follow one of the chicken recipes you like an dtry that.

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    <p />JAllen,
    I cook mine direct on a raised grill @ 325 degrees. I take my favorite rub along with some honey and brown sugar and give it a nice coating. Cooking time is around 45 min to 1 hr.

  • JAllen,
    I use Willie's Cornish hen sitters and cook direct at 325° dome. I aso place a probe in breast and shoot for 170 or so. Time wise it's about 45 to 50 minutes. that's for the 20oz Tyson ones anyway. They are good eating!

  • Joel Ferman,
    Those are two incredible looking birds!! Love the color... Honey and brown sugar, eh? I'm sold. Mac

  • Mac in NC,
    Go easy on the honey the first time.... if you add too much it will turn into a weird crust, I haven't had a problem though...

  • Thanks for the advice! I rubbed them down in brow sugar and brushed on some apple juice every 15-20 minutes. After an hour they were good eatin'

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