Herbed Hickory-Smoked Cornish Hens

Herbed Hickory-Smoked Cornish Hens
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Hickory chips add a great smokey flavor to these grilled cornish hens.
30 min
Prep Time
1:40
Total Time
4 servings

Ingredients

Hickory Chips

2 1/2 cups
hickory chips

Cornish Hens

3 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
1 1/2 teaspoons
chopped fresh rosemary, *
1 1/2 teaspoons
chopped fresh sage leaves, **
1 tablespoon
dry sherry, if desired
4
Cornish game hens, thawed, giblets removed
2 cloves
garlic, cut in half
16
whole sage leaves

Directions

  1. Cover hickory chips with water in bowl; soak 30 minutes.
  2. Heat 1 side of gas grill to medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white.Place coals to 1 side in charcoal grill. Make aluminum foil drip pan; place opposite heat. Cover heated side of gas grill or hot coals with hickory chips.
  3. Combine butter, rosemary, 1 1/2 teaspoons sage and sherry in bowl; set aside.
  4. Rub skin of game hens with cut garlic. Gently loosen skin over breast of each game hen; place 4sage leaves under skin. Tie legs together.
  5. Place game hens onto grill over drip pan. Baste with butter mixture. Grill 40 minutes; turn. Baste with butter mixture. Continue grilling 30-40 minutes or until internal temperature reaches at least 165°F and juices run clear when pierced with a fork.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
380
Cholesterol
255mg
Carbohydrates
1g
Protein
51g
Fat
17g
Sodium
200mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

Bland and boring. We had to add a condiment to make it good (A-1, barbeque sauce, horseradish, etc). Salted it a lot too. Still boring.

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