Grilled cornish hens with herbs

Main Dish
6 servings
10 min
25 min
This recipe is a gourmet quality grilling recipe, perfect for a family fourth of July gathering.

This recipe is based on a recipe found in Gourmet magazine, July 2008.


Number of serving: 6
1/2 bunch fresh basil, chopped

2 tablespoons finely chopped rosemary

1 tablespoon thyme leaves

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

4 small (about 20 ounces each) Cornish hens

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat grill to medium temperature. Oil the grill rack.

    In a small bowl, toss the chopped herbs, minced garlic, 2 tablespoon olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Wash Cornish hens, and dry them well with paper towels. Cut in half lengthwise. Smother hens with herb and olive oil mixture.
  • Grill hens, on medium heat, turning occasionally, until nice and brown, about 20 to25 minutes. When done, remove hens to the prepared platter, and let them rest for 10 minutes.


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I cooked and liked, but it took longer to cook. i live is bogotá that is 13.000 feet hogh, so i don't know if thats the reason

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Response smellofrosemary:

The altitude might be a factor in the cooking time. I researched this on Google and there was no conversion factor that I could find. I suggest you use a meat thermometer to measure doneness. 165 - 170 degrees Fahrenheit is done for a chicken breast.



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