Instant Pot Cornish Hens with yogurt sauce take just 20 minutes to pressure cook and get browned and crispy with a quick broil in the oven!

Why This Recipe Works

The Instant Pot yields the same tender and juicy results as the oven, but in less time. That makes this recipe perfect for busy weeknights or large gatherings.


Cornish game hens Salt Black pepper Garam masala Garlic cloves Ginger Honey Olive oil Chicken broth Onion Lemon

Combine the salt, pepper, garam masala, garlic, ginger, honey and olive oil in a bowl and mix to make a paste.


Rub the mixture all over both of the Cornish hens. Let them sit in the fridge, uncovered, overnight.

Heat an Instant Pot using the saute setting and a non-stick insert (if using the stainless steel insert, add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil).

Add the chicken broth, lemon halves (lightly squeeze them before adding them) and onion to the Instant Pot, along with the browned Cornish hens.

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