Beer Can Cornish Hens


These Cornish Hens turn out perfectly and are fun to make! Crispy skin and juicy meat…a hit for any occasion.

Rinse and pat dry hens.
Massage liberally your favorite grill rub or make your own.

House Rub
1 Tbs Adobo seasoning with Cumin
1 tsp. Garlic
1 tsp. Onion powder
1 tsp. Paparika
1 tsp.Cayenne pepper (or to taste)
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp. fresh ground pepper
1 Tbs Chicken bullion granuels

Place hens over 1/2 full cans of beer (Hmmm…someone has to drink the other half) sprinkling a bit of seasoning into can. Fold wings behind hen to keep tips from burning.Place on Cookie sheet or 9×13 pan to catch drippings. Place in preheated oven at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until done. On the grill, medium heat with top closed. The legs of the hens will be easily wiggled from the joint. Let set for at least 5 minutes before carefully removing the hens from beer can with tongs and an oven mit.

Give each Guest their own hen, although I split mine with my youngest son. These gals are such a hit! Try on the grill! They are wonderful! And make for a fun presentation.

Leftover chicken makes for delicious chicken salad another day. I add onions, celery, dried sweetened cranberries, mayo, salt and pepper. Stuff in a pita with some lettuce and tomato for a gourmet luch or dinner.

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3 responses to “Beer Can Cornish Hens

  1. Yummy, I am going to try making these… maybe on Sunday! I will let you know how they turn out!

    • Brendie, I love to make this on the grill. I use a gas grill, put on low setting and make sure to cover the chicken….wonderful flavor and the extra fat just drips away! Save the wishbones for you and your daughter to make a wish after they dry…My boys and I always have fun with this!

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