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Grilled Basil Hens Recipe
|Cornish hens||4 , skinned|
|Chablis/Other dry white wine||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Minced fresh basil||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Garlic powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Hot sauce||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Vegetable cooking spray||1|
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 2184 Calories from Fat 1224
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 136 g208.8%
Saturated Fat 37.4 g187.1%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 965.6 mg
Sodium 727.8 mg30.3%
Total Carbohydrates 10 g3.4%
Dietary Fiber 0.7 g2.8%
Sugars 6.8 g
Protein 166 g331%
Vitamin A 34.3% Vitamin C 13.9%
Calcium 17.4% Iron 55%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet
Rinse hens under cold, running water, and pat dry.
Split each hen in half lengthwise using an electric knife.
Place in a large shallow dish.
Combine wine, basil, garlic powder, and hot sauce; stir well.
Divide wine mixture in half; set aside half for basting during cooking.
Cover and chill.
Pour remaining half of wine mixture over hens.
Cover and marinate in refrigerator at least 8 hours, turning occasionally.
Remove hens from marinade; discard marinade.
Coat grill rack with cooking spray; place on grill over medium-hot coals.
Place hens on rack, and cook 40 to 50 minutes or until done, turning and basting frequently with reserved wine mixture.