Air Fryer Cornish Hens, amazingly easy and amazingly delicious. They are the perfect dinner or a great Sunday lunch. I love these. They are perfectly roasted every time—absolutely nothing like Air Fryer Cornish Hens.
I used to get these when I first got married, as I lived many, many miles from my family. Going home for the holiday was not an option, so we would make one for each of us, and have a great feast. I would serve them with all of the traditional Thanksgiving sides.
If you never had a cornish hen, they are as simple as roasting as a full-sized chicken.
This will tell you everything that you need to know how to cook Cornish Hen in Air Fryer.
What Are Cornish Hens?
Cornish hens are a specific type of bird raised and are actually called a Cornish Game Hen or Rock Cornish game hen; they are raised as broiler chickens. The typical size of Cornish hens is about 1-2 pounds each. But, they taste just like chicken and can be seasoned as such. One of the great things about this is that you can serve each person their own, and everyone loves having their own.
Although the serving size for each Cornish hen says it is for 2 (one hen per 2), I find it more accurate than each Cornish hen is made for one person.
They are often found in the freezer section, in the meat department, although the supermarket sometimes carries them fresh around the holidays.
If you have to defrost them, place the frozen cornish hen into the refrigerator and allow 2 to 3 days to thaw.
If you wish to cook it from frozen, I find that the best temperature is about 350 degrees for about 35-40 minutes.
Here is my Favorite Air Fryer Cornish Hen Recipe-
This recipe will work whether you have two cornish hens or one cornish hen. The size of your air fryer basket or tray will determine how many you can air fry simultaneously.
If you have a great seasoning blend for chicken or your favorite poultry seasoning, this is a great place to use it, as the Cornish Hen is a blank canvas. It’s amazingly simple to season and air fry.
Ingredients, in Air Fryer Roasted Cornish Hens,
- Cornish Hen
- Montreat Chicken Spice Blend
How To Make Cornish Hens In The Air Fryer-
- Preheat your AirFryer for 4 minutes at 390 degrees F.
- Then cook each side for 15 minutes; the chicken is done when it reaches 170 degrees F.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
Can You Air Fry Frozen Cornish Hens?
Yes, of course, the only thing that will change is the amount of time that you need for them. To air fry a frozen cornish hen, air fry at 350 degrees F, flipped halfway for about 40 minutes.
The best way to air fry a Cornish Hen would be thawed, so if you take it out of the freezer and place it in the refrigerator a couple of days before you want to air fry them up, that would be best.
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Air Fryer-Perfectly Roasted Cornish Hen (NO OIL)
This is one of the easiest recipes for your air fryer. You will not believe how easy it is, until you prepare it yourself. My kids absolutely love it, you get the roasted flavor without spending hours in the kitchen.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 30
- Total Time: 35
- Yield: 1 serving 1x
- Category: Main Course
- Method: Air Fryer
- Cuisine: American
- 1 Cornish Hen
- Spices ( used Montreal Chicken Spices)
- Preheat your AirFryer for 4 minutes at, 390 degrees F.
- Then cook each side 15 minutes, the chicken is done when it reaches 170 degrees F.
- Plate, serve and enjoy!
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