Slow Cooker Roasted Cornish Game Hen

9 March 2017
Slow Cooker Cornish Game Hen

 

National Poultry Day is March 19, 2017! Okay, let’s be honest.  Poultry is my #1 crutch when it comes to cooking.  It’s cheap, easy, and goes well with a variety of flavors.  That’s why I’m excited for National Poultry Day this year–it’s MY holiday!  Plus, lately it’s a miracle that I have time to cook a home cooked meal these days but luckily I have a few easy ones, like this Roasted Cornish Game Hen.  Psst–did I mention, it’s roasted in the slow cooker?!

Roasting Chicken in Your Slow Cooker + Roasted Cornish Game Hen

Slow Cooker Cornish Game Hen

Did you know that you can use your slow cooker to roast a chicken?  Neither did I, until one day I stared down a thawed whole chicken in my fridge which mocked me. It knew I had a full day ahead and wouldn’t feel like trussing and oven roasting that chicken come time that my work and school day was over.  That day I learned that you could not only roast a whole chicken in a slow cooker but that you want to.  What’s even better, then, than a slow cooker roasted chicken?  A slow cooker roasted Cornish game hen, of course!

I love game hens for two reasons: 1) they are unbelievably cheap.  You can find them often on sale for 2 for $5; 2) tell me you don’t feel like a total BOSS with a whole (mini) chicken on your plate.  Throw in the addition of the convenient slow cooker and you’ve got a healthy, easy meal for the entire family.

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Slow Cooker Roasted Cornish Game Hen
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Shabbat, Weeknight
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Servings
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Shabbat, Weeknight
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Slow Cooker Roasted Cornish Game Hen
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Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Arrange sliced lemons on the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. On top of the lemons, create a roasting lift: using balled up pieces of foil, smush them into patties about 1 inch thick to raise the chicken from the pan. Alternatively, you could use onion sliced an inch thick.
    Foil balls are used to lift the chicken up from the bottom of the pan
  3. Generously season the hens and place on top of the roasting rack you created.
    Generously seasoned Cornish game hen
  4. Cook on LOW for 8 hours or HIGH for 4 hours.
Recipe Notes

We love the House Rub 01 from Chef Steps, especially for barbeque.  It's slightly spicy and all delicious.

I recommend that you pair this with a simple roasted broccoli, a rice side dish, and a dry rosé.  Oh, and perhaps a little light reading?

Seems like convenience isn’t limited just to convenience foods!

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