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Air Fryer Rotisserie Cornish Game Hen

One of the easiest chickens you will ever make. The skin is golden brown with the help of lemon juice and melted butter, and a blend of herbs.  This creates a VERY juicy chicken.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author ForkToSpoon.com


  • 2 Cornish hens
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Start off by cleaning the cornish hen, I run water through it, until the water comes out clean.

  2. Then in a small bowl, mix together the melted butter, lemon juice, paprika, thyme, salt, garlic powder, and pepper.

  3. Rub the mixture over the Cornish hens.

  4. Set the seasoned Cornish Hens in the air fryer, for 30 minutes at 390 degrees. I basted my Cornish hens every 10 minutes until done. I also flipped my hens at the 15-minute mark, so both sides would get nice and brown.

  5. Check the internal temperature of the Cornish Hen, which should read 165 degrees F.

  6. Plate, serve and enjoy!