Butterflied Cornish Hens Rubbed With Lemon Garlic Butter (Gc) Recipe

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  • 4 x Cornish hens butterflied Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 c. Lemon Garlic Butter at room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp. Ancho pwdr
  • 1 c. Fresh lemon juice
  • 8 Tbsp. Unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh chopped garlic Salt to taste Freshly-grnd white pepper to taste


  1. Prepare a wood or possibly charcoal fire and let it burn down to embers.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the lemon juice to a boil and reduce to the consistency of honey. Set aside to cold.
  3. In a food processor, blend the lemon syrup and garlic with the butter and season to taste with salt and pepper. Reserve.
  4. Brush the hens with extra virgin olive oil and season with salt and freshly grnd pepper. Sprinkle with the ancho chile pwdr and grill skin side down over medium-low heat, covered, for 15 min. The skin should be brown and crispy. Turn the hens over and cook an additional 5 min or possibly till done. Remove from the grill and rub them generously with the room temperature Lemon Garlic Butter.
  5. This recipe yields 4 servings.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 100g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 254  
Calories from Fat 208 82%
Total Fat 23.67g 30%
Saturated Fat 14.66g 59%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Potassium 307mg 9%
Total Carbs 12.14g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2.3g 8%
Sugars 2.5g 2%
Protein 2.06g 3%
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