Bourbon Barbecued Hens Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
CourseMain Ingredient


 Chili sauce1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Bourbon2 Tablespoon
 Molasses1 Tablespoon
 Cornish game hens2
 Vegetable oil1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 304 Calories from Fat 184

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 21 g31.6%

Saturated Fat 5.1 g25.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 120.7 mg

Sodium 164.1 mg6.8%

Total Carbohydrates 4 g1.2%

Dietary Fiber 0.18 g0.7%

Sugars 2.4 g

Protein 21 g41.3%

Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 2.8%

Calcium 2.1% Iron 6.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Prepare a medium fire in a barbecue grill or preheat broiler. In a small non-reactive saucepan, simmer chili sauce, bourbon, molasses, and soy sauce over medium-low heat 5 minutes. Use your hands to flatten hen quarters somewhat.
2. Rub hens with oil. Grill or broil, skin side down, 10 minutes. Turn, brush with some of sauce, and grill 10 minutes. Turn and brush liberally with more sauce. Grill or broil until skin is crisp and browned and juices run clear when pricked with a knife tip, about 15 minutes longer.