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Stuffed Cornish Game Hens

AquacopAquacop Posts: 476
edited August 2013 in EggHead Forum

SWMBO decided to make her famous Stuffed Cornish Game Hens
last night. These have been a family favorite for the last 20 years. It’s a pretty
simple recipe, but damn is it GOOD. The only twist we did this time is it was
the first attempt on the Egg! So after thawing and thoroughly drying the
birds, place a nice dusting of salt and pepper all over the skin, I am sure you
can coat with whatever the palette desires.


The stuffing is as follows:

8 thick slices of home-style white bread

1 ½ tablespoons parsley flakes (we use dry)

¾ teaspoon of salt

½ poultry seasoning

¼ fresh ground pepper

1 cup finely chopped onions

¾ cup of margarine

4 livers from the hens

Cut bread into ½-inch cubes. Place
on cookie sheet and bake @ 350° until golden. Add all the other dry ingredients
and set aside. Now melt ¾ of a cup of margarine and sauté the onions and
chicken livers, cook until the livers are lightly browned and the onions are
soft. Once completed remove the livers and chop finely. Combine the wet and dry
ingredients and toss well.


Now it’s time to stuff the birds, pack it in real tight! Yes it was a team effort!


After being stuffed.


And onto the egg!


I understand it in the oven, but not on the EGG, BUT SWMBO demanded that we turn the dish everytime we basted.


Place the birds in an
oven proof baking dish breast-side-up and brush with melted butter. Grill/bake
them at 375°. Every 15 minutes, baste with melted Margarine and pan juices for
approximately 45 min –to an hour. The goal is to use your Thermapen or whatever
you possess to receive a reading of 160°. 


Getting Close


This was a great night for SWMBO and I. We put the daughter
in college two weeks ago and are having a blast acting like we did prior to having our child. Soooo, we may have become a little over-marinated and failed to have
plated pictures, this seems to happen a lot lately. She even went to the store and purchased flowers and candles, really just had a great night, it was awesome! Anyway, perfect side dishes
are creamed spinach and honey glazed baby carrots. Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed. 


LBGE 2013 Located in Savannah, Georgia


  • Cookbook_ChipCookbook_Chip Posts: 1,167
    Those look delicious! Love cornish hens on the egg!
    Lovin' my Large Egg since May 2012 (Richmond, VA) ... and makin' cookbooks at
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,669
    Those look incredible.  It looks like you and the misses had a great evening together.  Thanks for sharing all the details of the recipe. I might have to prepare the stuffing ahead of time and not tell my wife about the livers until after she has finished eating ;)

    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • ProserProser Posts: 250
    I have some hens in the freezer that I was wondering what to do with

    Arlington, TX  1 large, 1 medium, 1 Mini Max, and a 22" Blackstone
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 9,654
    Sounds like you had a wonderful meal and evening! The hens look terrific. I too forget pics after marinating a little too much :)

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • AquacopAquacop Posts: 476
    It was a lot of fun, enjoy
    LBGE 2013 Located in Savannah, Georgia
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,608
    edited August 2013
    Winner, winner, tiny chicken dinner. Looks fantastic. Thanks for adding in all the details of the cook in case others want to duplicate it.

    Rowlett, Texas

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  • TTCTTC Posts: 676
    Wow, that takes me back a long way -  mom used to make those little buggers all the time. Thanks for posting, will try these soon.
    XL BGE - Gallatin, TN
  • TonyATonyA Posts: 582
    Ahhhhh, this gives me hope.  My boys are 1.5 and 3 LOL
  • PNWFoodiePNWFoodie Posts: 1,046
    I really enjoyed this post - and I hope you and your wife are having just as much fun a year later!
    XL, JR, and more accessories than anyone would ever need near Olympia, WA
  • Great cook and an even better story. The hens looks absolutely delicious. I will have to try them like that. All the best to you and your wife. 

    Grace and Peace. 
  • HDumptyEsqHDumptyEsq Posts: 1,095
    Knockout scrumptious. - headed to the grocery store!

    Tony in Brentwood, TN.

    Medium BGE, New Braunfels off-set smoker, 3-burner Charbroiler gasser, mainly used for Eggcessory  storage, old electric upright now used for Amaz-N-Smoker.

    "I like cooking with wine - sometimes I put it in the food." - W. C. Fields

  • AquacopAquacop Posts: 476
    One year later and and still having a blast, thanks to all for the kind comments, Cheers!
    LBGE 2013 Located in Savannah, Georgia
  • SGHSGH Posts: 23,537
    Looks like a winner to me my friend. Have you ever tried them deep fried? They are excellent to say the least. Again yours look excellent.

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

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    Arsenal-Just a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. No other means to cook at all.
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    The greatest barrier against all wisdom, the stronghold against knowledge itself, is the single thought in ones mind, that they already have it all figured out. 
  • AquacopAquacop Posts: 476
    @SGH Deep Fried, got a good recipe? I would love to try that!
    LBGE 2013 Located in Savannah, Georgia
  • tulocaytulocay Posts: 1,737
    Looks great.
    LBGE, Marietta, GA
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