Give 'Em The Bird Cornish Hens

Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo, Primal
Calories 15 kcal


  • 2 Cornish game hens
  • 1/4 cup Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1/4 cup Chicken broth
  • 1 yellow onion (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 3 tbs Grass fed butter
  • 1 tsp Rosemary (dried)
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Red pepper flakes


  1. Place the chopped onion and garlic into the bottom of the Crock-Pot. Pour the chicken broth and lemon juice over the onion and garlic.
  2. Season the hens liberally with salt and pepper (use more than the recipe calls for if that’s your style).
  3. Divide the butter into four parts. Place most of each part into the cavity of each hen.
  4. Place the hens breast-side down into the Crock-Pot.
  5. Add the red pepper flakes, rosemary, and lemon zest to the top of the birds. For the lemon zest, I don’t actually measure - I just zest the lemon over the birds until there’s a light dusting.
  6. Place the remaining butter on top of the hens, one part for each.
  7. Put the lid on the Crock-Pot and cook on low for seven to eight hours. Bask in the glow of your fanciness.
Nutrition Facts
Give 'Em The Bird Cornish Hens
Amount Per Serving
Calories 15 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0.3g2%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.04g
Sodium 301mg13%
Potassium 37mg1%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 0.4g1%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 10.7mg13%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.