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Ninja Foodi Cornish Hen

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This Ninja Foodi Cornish Hen recipe is crispy on the outside and incredibly tender and juicy on the inside. This is the perfect dish to serve for a nice Sunday dinner or a holiday meal, but yet it is much each and quicker to make thanks to the Ninja Foodi! Cornish Hen is a regular in our house now.

ninja foodi cornish hen

Ninja Foodi Cornish Hen

I think the Ninja Foodi is one of the best inventions ever made! I love being able to create high-end meals in half the time and half the effort! This Ninja Foodi Cornish Hen is one of a kind! It is packed full of so much flavor, is moist, juicy, and flipping delicious! When you make this you will wow everyone you serve it to! 

Be sure to try these other Ninja Foodi dishes we love like our Butternut Squash soup recipe and this Air Fryer Salmon

What is the difference between a chicken and a cornish game hen?

The most noticeable difference between a chicken and a cornish game hen is the size and maturity. Cornish game hen reaches their maternity at about 28 days and doesn’t weigh over 2 pounds most of the time. 

Do cornish hens taste like chicken?

When eating cornish hens you definitely know it is chicken, but it has a more delicate flavor that you do not get with normal chicken. 

How to make Ninja Foodi Cornish Game Hen

  • Add 1 cup of broth or water to your pot. 
  • Place your crisper basket in your pot.  
  • Place your cornish hen(s) into your crisper basket.
  • Pressure cook on HIGH for 15 minutes + do a QR (quick release).
  • Baste your hen with melted butter and season with Season All. 
  • Place your air crisper lid on.
  • Set Air Crisp to 390 degrees.  Air fry for 10 minutes, breast side down.  
  • Flip your hen and Air Crisp for another 15 minutes.
  • Check the internal temperature, if it is 165 degrees, your hen is done. If not air crisp for additional time until the temperature is reached.  

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Be sure to check the internal temperature of your chicken with a meat thermometer you don’t want to skip this step. 
  • Flavor your hens with Season All or even with just salt pepper and a little garlic. You will love the crispy skin with these flavors. 
  • You want to season the entire hen. Use your hands to rub the season all over it to not miss it. 
  • Be sure you remove the giblets if your hen does not come with them removed. 

Storage

Store your leftover hen in an airtight container in the fridge for about 4 days. The skin will not be as crispy when you eat it again, but it will still be moist and juicy. 

How many people does a cornish hen serve?

A cornish hen usually serves two people. 

What can I serve with these?

There are so many things you can serve with cornish game hens. I like to serve them with rice or some other starch side like quinoa or couscous. I also pair them usually with roasted carrots for a nice healthy meal.

Ninja Foodi Cornish Hen

Ninja Foodi Cornish Hen

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 43 minutes

This Ninja Foodi Cornish Hen recipe is crispy on the outside and incredibly tender and juicy on the inside. This is the perfect dish to serve for a nice Sunday dinner.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

    1. Add 1 cup of broth or water to your pot. 
    2. Place your crisper basket in your pot.  
    3. Place your cornish hen(s) into your crisper basket.
    4. Pressure cook on HIGH for 15 minutes + do a QR (quick release).
    5. Baste your hen with melted butter and season with Season All. 
    6. Place your air crisper lid on.
    7. Set Air Crisp to 390 degrees.  Air fry for 10 minutes, breast side down.  
    8. Flip your hen and Air Crisp for another 15 minutes.
    9. Check the internal temperature, if it is 165 degrees, your hen is done. If not air crisp for additional time until the temperature is reached. 

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