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Instant Vortex Plus Cornish Game Hen

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This Instant Vortex Plus Cornish Game Hen recipe is incredibly easy to make and is packed with so much flavor. You will fall in love with the crispy outside with the moist tender inside. Cooking your cornish hen in the Instant Vortex Plus gives you a perfectly roasted game hen every single time. 

instant vortex plus cornish hen

Instant Vortex Plus Cornish Game Hen

If you are looking for the easiest way to cook a cornish game hen then using your Instant Vortex Plus is the way! With only a few minutes of prep, you will have the best game hen you have ever had that is moist, juicy, crispy, and so easy to make! If you would rather cook your cornish game hen in the Ninja Foodi be sure to visit that post as well!

What is a cornish game hen?

Cornish game hen is an actual type of bird. It is very similar to chicken (you can prepare it the same way) but it is moister and has a very tender delicate flavor. These hens typically are less than 2 pounds in size and served normally on holidays or on special occasions. 

How to make Instant Vortex Plus Cornish Game Hen

  • Put your roast on the rotisserie spit
  • Baste your hen with melted butter and sprinkle with season all
  • If your hen is a bit on the larger side you may need to truss your hen.
  • Insert into your Vortex.
  • Set the temperature to Roast 350 degrees and set the time for 50 min.
  • Make sure the internal temperature is 165 degrees.
  • Remove from the spit and allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving. 
instant vortex plus cornish hen

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • If you would rather cook your cornish game hen in the basket rather than the rotisserie spit you can! Just prep your chicken with butter and seasoning and place in your basket. Use the roast function set at 360° for 1 hour. 
  • You can also place your hen on the tray instead. Roast it for 380° for 50 minutes. Be sure to flip it at 25 minutes for it to cook evenly.  
  • Be sure you season the entire chicken. This helps infuse it with huge amounts of flavor. My favorite way to season it is to rub the seasoning all over it with my hands to ensure that I don’t miss any portion of it. 

Storage

Your hens will last in the fridge for up to 4 days. Be sure they are covered or in an airtight container to stay fresh. 

instant vortex plus cornish hen

How many people does a cornish game hen serve?

The serving size of a cornish game hen is 2. 

How can I remove the game hen from the Instant Vortex Plus without altering it for a beautiful presentation?

Typically you will use tongs to remove your game hen, however, if it is really juicy and moist you might find that it will fall apart. If this is the case, let it rest in the Air Fryer for a minute or two until you can remove it carefully with your hand. Be sure to still allow it to rest. 

instant vortex plus cornish hen

Instant Vortex Plus Cornish Hen

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

This Instant Vortex Plus Cornish Game Hen recipe is incredibly easy to make and is packed with so much flavor. You will fall in love with the crispy outside with the moist tender inside. Cooking your cornish hen in the Instant Vortex Plus gives you a perfectly roasted game hen every single time.

Ingredients

  • 1-2 Cornish Game Hens (can be thawed or frozen)
  • Season All
  • ¼ Cup Melted Butter

Instructions

    1. Put your roast on the rotisserie spit
    2. Baste your hen with melted butter and sprinkle with season all
    3. If your hen is a bit on the larger side you may need to truss your hen.
    4. Insert into your Vortex.
    5. Set the temperature to Roast 350 degrees and set the time for 50 min.
    6. Make sure the internal temperature is 165 degrees.
    7. Remove from the spit and allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 435Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 199mgSodium: 268mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 29g

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