Best Ever Barbecued Cornish Hens Recipe


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time45 Min
Ready In55 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings8
MethodMain Ingredient


 Catsup1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Brown sugar2 Tablespoon
 Cider vinegar2 Tablespoon
 Worcestershire sauce1 Tablespoon
 Prepared mustard1 Teaspoon
 Garlic salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Grated onion2 Tablespoon
 Garlic clove1 Small, finely chopped
 Cornish game hens4
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 287 Calories from Fat 152

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26%

Saturated Fat 4.7 g23.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 120.7 mg

Sodium 531.1 mg22.1%

Total Carbohydrates 12 g4.1%

Dietary Fiber 0.19 g0.75%

Sugars 11 g

Protein 21 g42.2%

Vitamin A 8.2% Vitamin C 9.7%

Calcium 2.3% Iron 6.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Prepare the grill so the coals are medium-hot.
2. Combine all the ingredients, except the Cornish hens, in a small saucepan. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
3. Halve the Cornish hens and remove the backbones. Season with the salt and pepper.
4. Arrange the hens, cut-side down, on a greased grill, 3 to 5 inches from the coals. Turn and brush the hens with the prepared sauce every 5 minutes until the hens are done, about 20 minutes per side.