How to make it

  • In a medium glass or ceramic bowl, whisk together the lime juice, oil, honey, thyme, rosemary, and garlic.
  • Set aside.
  • HENS:
  • Remove and discard giblets from hens; rinse hens, and pat dry with paper towels.
  • To split hens, place each hen breast-side-up on cutting board.
  • With a sharp butcher knife, cut through ribs along one side of backbone; repeat on other side and discard backbone.
  • Turn hen over and cut through along one side of breastbone.
  • Place hen halves in a resealable plastic bag.
  • Pour blended honey-lime dressing over hens and refrigerate for 2 hours, turning bag occasionally to distribute marinade.
  • Remove hens from bag and reserve dressing.
  • Season hens with paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Place cut side up in center of cooking grate and grill for 25 to 30 minutes until no longer pink inside and juices run clear.
  • Pour reserved dressing into a small saucepan and bring to a boil; boil for one full minute.
  • Place grilled hens on a platter and pour hot dressing over them. Sprinkle with cilantro.

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    " It was excellent "
    danadooley ate it and said...
    Sounds great, no need to twist my arm lol Great post. Got my 5
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  • bluewaterandsand 10 years ago
    Sounds very good! I like cornish hens.
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    " It was excellent "
    jenniferbyrdez ate it and said...
    Love it Sparrow. You coming to the party?
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  • jimrug1 10 years ago
    Hi Sparrow... Thank you for the invite. You have some great looking recipes. This one has my mouth watering. I love cornish hens. "Thumbs Up" I can just taste it now. Looking forward to going through your other recipes and exchanging ideas..... Jim
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