Cornish Game Hen (alton Brown's Way)

1 review, 5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 20 minutes

Quick and easy way to do cornish game hen.


1 ea Cornish Game Hen; spatchcocked (see below)
2 sprays Non-stick cooking spray

Original recipe makes 1



Preheat a panini press or Griddler, etc.

Spatchcock the hen: Using kitchen shears, carefully cut out the backbone of the hen. Go up one side, then carefully repeat on the other and remove.

Butterfly the game head and season the way you like (poultry seasoning or just salt and pepper) primarily on the non-skin side.

Lightly spray press top and botton with non-stick spray (important for color/crunch).

Place hen, skin side up, onto press and close lid. Press hard to start flattening process. Place weight on top nof press (I use a couple of stacked iron skillets).

Cook 12 minutes.

Remove and serve with favorite sides. Quick, crispy, delicious!

Thanks for the tips Alton!


Quick and easy. Juicy and crispy!

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