Thai Grilled Cornish Game Hens
Cornish game hens marinated in Thai spices then grilled to juicy, crispy perfection.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinade 1 day
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
- 2 cornish game hens spatchcocked
- 2 limes
Combine all marinade ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine.
Place hens in a freezer bag and add marinade (reserve ⅛ cup marinade for serving). Refrigerate overnight up to 24 hours.
Heat grill to 450 degrees. Grill the hens for 7-10 minutes per side, or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
Let rest for 10 minutes and serve with reserved marinade and fresh limes.
- This marinade would also be delicious on beef, pork, shrimp, fish, or shoe rubber.
- The internal temperature of the hens should be 160F when removed from the grill. I like to use an instant read thermometer like this Thermapen to get a good temperature reading.
- If the skin starts to get too dark turn down the heat or move to a cooler part of the grill.
Serving: 0.5hen | Calories: 519kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 227mg | Sodium: 1598mg | Potassium: 644mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 327IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg