Air Fryer Rotisserie Cornish Hen Recipe and Calories Info (2024)

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With myair fryer rotisserie Cornish henrecipe, you'll have an impressive entrée ready in under an hour. Using the rotisserie function on your air fryer, it's easy to air fry whole Cornish hens. Get the Cornish hen air fryer rotisserie recipe, learn the calories in Cornish hen, and more. You're going to love this one- it's not your everyday chicken recipe!

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This delicious air fryer Cornish hen recipe is special, and pretty much the perfect comfort food. With an air fryer rotisserie, you'll get a Cornish chicken with crisp, golden skin and juicy, tender meat. What more could you want from dinner?

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  • ⭐Air Fryer Rotisserie Cornish Hen
  • 🍗How to Air Fry Cornish Game Hens
  • ⏲️How long to cook a Cornish hen in an air fryer rotisserie?
  • ➕Cornish Hen Calories
  • 🥗 Side Dishes for Cornish Hen
  • 📖 Recipe Card
  • 💭 Expert Tips from a Dietitian
  • FAQs
  • 👩‍🍳More Healthy Chicken Recipes
  • 💬 Comments

Air Fryer Rotisserie Cornish Hen

Here are the simple ingredients you need for this air fryer Cornish hen rotisserie recipe:

  • 2 lb Cornish hen, thawed (907g)
  • Cooking spray (I used olive oil spray)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste (or use your favorite seasonings such as garlic powder, onion powder, poultry seasoning, thyme, rosemary, paprika, lemon pepper seasoning, etc.)
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To air fry Cornish game hen, you will also need an air fryer with a rotisserie spit attachment and a meat thermometer. I use a10-Quart Kalorik Air Fryer Oven, but you can make rotisserie Cornish hen in the air fryer 360 by Emeril, a NuWave, Ninja Foodi, and more. Note that air fryer recipe cooking times can vary depending on the air fryer brand you use.

🍗How to Air Fry Cornish Game Hens

Here are the step-by-step instructions forhow to make Cornish hen in the air fryer rotisserie:

  1. Pat the skin of the Cornish hen dry with paper towels. (This is important for crispy skin.)Mist the Cornish hen with cooking oil spray on all sides, and season with salt and pepper.
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  1. Attach the Cornish hen to the spit of your rotisserie oven. I recommend cooking one Cornish hen at a time unless you can thread two on the spit without overlapping.
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  1. Air fry Cornish hen at 350F (175C) until it reaches a food safe minimum internal temperature of 165F (74C). Add an additional 5 minutes at 400F (200C) at the end of the cooking time if desired to brown and crisp the skin more. Allow Cornish hen to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
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⏲️How long to cook a Cornish hen in an air fryer rotisserie?

How long for air fryer Cornish hen? What temperature should Cornish hens be cooked at? It takes approximately40 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit(175C) to cook air fryer Cornish hen on the rotisserie.

How long does it take to rotisserie 2 cornish hens in an air fryer?

Only try cooking two Cornish hens at once if they don't need to overlap on the spit. If you have a large air fryer, the hens should take about 40-45 minutes at 350F (175C).

Overlapping or partially stuffing one Cornish hen into another is kind of like stuffing your chicken with raw meat. This could increase the risk of foodborne illness from bacteria if any of your chicken ends up undercooked. Aside from cooking unevenly, they also won’t brown as nicely.

Cornish Hen Calories

There are 770 calories in a Cornish hen (per the nutrition information on the Cornish hen packaging). Cornish hen offers 66.5 grams protein and 0 grams carbohydrates (great for keto and low carb diets). Nutrition info varies depending on the size of the hen and how it is prepared.

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🥗 Side Dishes for Cornish Hen

You can serve Cornish hen with mashed potatoes, rice, another starch, cranberry sauce, zucchini, or your favorite veggies. Here are a few more easy air fryer recipes and other ideas for side dishes to make with air fryer Cornish game hen:

  • Air Fryer Frozen Vegetables(No More Mushy Frozen Broccoli!)
  • Air Fryer Corn Bread
  • Vegan Spinach Salad
  • Air Fryer Butternut Squash
  • Frozen Green Beans (Air Fryer)
  • Accompaniment Salad

After eating, consider making bone broth with the roast Cornish hen bones.

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Air Fryer Rotisserie Cornish Hen Recipe and Calories Info

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With myair fryer rotisserie Cornish henrecipe, you'll have an impressive entrée ready in under an hour.

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Cook Time 40 minutes mins

Total Time 40 minutes mins

Course Dinner

Cuisine American

Servings 2

Calories 385 kcal

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Instructions

  • Pat the skin of the Cornish hen dry with paper towels. (This is important for crispy skin.)Mist the Cornish hen with cooking oil spray on all sides, and season with salt and pepper.

  • Attach the Cornish hen to the spit of your rotisserie oven. I recommend cooking one Cornish hen at a time unless you can thread two on the spit without overlapping.

  • Air fry Cornish hen at 350°F (175°C) for about 40 minutes, until it reaches a food safe minimum internal temperature of 165°F (74°C). Add an additional 5 minutes at 400°F (200°C) at the end of the cooking time if desired to brown and crisp the skin more. Allow Cornish hen to rest for 10 minutes before serving.

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💭 Expert Tips from a Dietitian

This is a level 2 recipe (transition or weight maintenance).Chicken, including Cornish hen, is a filling lean protein that makes a great main dish for your meal. Chicken is a particularly rich source of certain essential nutrients, including niacin and phosphorus. This recipe also fits many special diets, such as gluten free, low carb, and keto.

One potential downside of Cornish hens is that they tend to get served one per person. The portion size of a single Cornish hen is HUGE! Putting an oversized portion on your plate may encourage overeating, something to be aware of if you have a weight loss goal.

For a low fat and lower calorie meal, skip eating the skin of your air fryer Cornish hen. (Or not, since crispy chicken skin has a lot of flavor!) You can also have a half hen portion and serve your meal with lots of non-starchy vegetables for low calorie volume to help fill you up.

Is Cornish hen a healthier substitute for chicken?

Since Cornish hens are a variety of chicken, their nutrient profile is very similar to the larger chickens. Chickens, including Cornish game hens, are especially rich in niacin, vitamin B6, phosphorus, and zinc. Whether or not Cornish hens are healthier than larger chickens depends on what you are looking for.

Nutrition information is for one serving (half a Cornish hen). Because these hens have some natural variability in weight, your meal's calorie content and nutritional profile may vary.

nutrition info disclaimer

All recipes on this website may or may not be appropriate for you, depending on your medical needs and personal preferences. Consult with a registered dietitian or your physician if you need help determining the dietary pattern that may be best for you.

The nutrition information is an estimate provided as a courtesy. It will differ depending on the specific brands and ingredients that you use. Calorie information on food labels may be inaccurate, so please don't sweat the numbers too much.

Nutrition

Calories: 385kcalProtein: 33.3gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 7.9gPotassium: 455mgIron: 10.5% DV

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FAQs

How do you tie a Cornish hen for a rotisserie?

Since Cornish game hens are so small, you don't need to truss them as you do when air frying a regular chicken. Tying the Cornish hen also won’t allow it to brown between the legs. If you want to learn to truss Cornish hen anyway, follow the directions for air fryer rotisserie chicken. (These are essentially mini rotisserie chickens!)

Should Cornish hens be cooked covered or uncovered?

Cook Cornish hens uncovered on the rotisserie for tasty golden brown skin.

What temperature should Cornish hens be?

Ensure that your hen reaches a food-safe minimum internal temperature of165 degrees Fahrenheit (74C). If it has not, you may need to cook it a little longer. The color of the Cornish hen is not necessarily a good indicator of "doneness."

Can you cook Cornish hens frozen?

For best results, I don’t recommend cooking frozen Cornish game hens. Frozen Cornish hens are small and only take about 1-2 days to thaw in the refrigerator. If you want to try cooking frozen Cornish hens, here’s aFrozen Cornish Hen Recipefor the Instant Pot.

How many people does one Cornish hen serve?

You might think of a Cornish hen as the chicken version of a personal pan pizza – you get the whole thing to yourself! However, a Cornish hen serves one only if you have a big appetite. In general, one Cornish hen serves two.

Does Cornish hen taste like chicken?

Yes, and Cornish hens taste like chicken because they ARE chicken! They are the result of cross-breeding Cornish game co*cks with other chicken breeds.

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👩‍🍳More Healthy Chicken Recipes

Winner, winner chicken dinner! If you are on the lookout for more healthy chicken ideas, check these out:

  • Keto Caprese Chicken
  • Ninja Foodi Whole Chicken Recipe
  • Instant Pot Stir Fry Recipe
  • Air Fried Chicken Leg Quarter
  • Popcorn Chicken Salad
  • Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Breast

And if you have Cornish hen leftovers, you can use them in any of your favorite recipes for leftover rotisserie chicken. May I recommend myCanned Whole Chickenrecipe?

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