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I would have given 5 stars but I cooked 45 minutes AND used an instant read thermometer. The vegetables were not cooked through and the dark meat needed more time. It was plenty juicy and probably could’ve used at least another minutes.
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I usually use poultry shears to cut the chicken in half and serve cut side down with the roasted vegetables on the side. I highly recommend that you cook the chickens until at least 170 degrees. To me, the meat is still a little toothy and hard to gnaw off the bone at 165 degrees F.
I am new to instant pots new to pressure cooking and found your recipe. Loved how it sounded, i wreaked a bit on protein, ha! I made it with two turkey thighs as couldn’t figure what to do with them, as they were bone in, cooking on the Georgeformen grill Wouldn’t work. I made it with onions and carrots.
Place Cornish hen, breast side up into a preheated Air fryer. Set the temperature at 390°F and cook for 25 minutes or until the internal temperature registers at 165°F. Flipping the hens halfway through. We served this dish with a small side salad and some dinner rolls. This recipe is the perfect size, easy and quick with just 5 minutes of prep.
- An air probe is meant to react slightly slower to even out minor fluctuations in air temperature, so it is encased in a thicker probe.
- Add Wine and Chicken Broth to the bottom of roasting pan.
- If you have never seen them before, they are available in the meat section of your grocery store near chickens and turkeys.
- Place the hens in the pan skin-side down and return to the oven.
The only downside to Cornish game hens is that they’re pricier than regular chickens, whether you’re purchasing them in a grocery store or at a restaurant. Cornish game hens also have thinner skin than regular chickens. This means their skin is easier to tear, so when preparing them you need to handle with care. Any stuffing must be kept to a minimum, too, or the skin could burst while in the oven. For the most part, Cornish game hens are just like any other chicken.
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The hens will be done cooking when they have reached internal temperatures of 165 degrees F. Joanie Zisk is the creator of OneDishKitchen.com, the number one go-to site for single serving recipes. Her website is filled with hundreds of easy, flavorful recipes that are tailored for those cooking for one. Come say hello and follow Joanie on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn.
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Keep in mind that the cooking time won’t change. For more-generous portions, cook one hen per person. If you do, use two roasting pans, and double the other ingredients.