grilled cornish game hens covered in sauce and cilantro with lime

Grilled Cornish Game Hens with Thai Marinade

Cornish game hens marinated in Thai spices then grilled to juicy, crispy perfection.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinade 1 day
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 1039kcal
Author Danielle Wolter


  • 2 cornish game hens, spatchcocked
  • Limes, for garnish



  • Combine all marinade ingredients. Place hens in a freezer bag and add marinade (reserve 1/8 cup marinade for serving). Refrigerate overnight.
  • Heat grill to 450 degrees. Grill the hens for 6-8 minutes per side, or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. Let rest for 10 minutes and serve with reserved marinade and fresh limes.


Calories: 1039kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 79g | Fat: 63g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 454mg | Sodium: 2554mg | Potassium: 1275mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 655IU | Vitamin C: 7.7mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 5.2mg