My husband smiles when I put a plate on the table with his own ‘little chicken’.

They taste great and are super juicy. They crisp up nicely in an air fryer or convection oven as well. You can find Cornish Hens in almost all supermarkets, either in the fresh or frozen chicken section.


Air Fried Game Hen for Bariatric Eating

Air Fryer Roasted Game Hen
  • One Cornish Game Hen, remove the bag of livers/gizzard from inside and discard
  • Olive oil
  • One fresh lemon
  • Salt and black pepper
  1. Preheat air fryer as per directions - I used the 390 setting. If using convection toaster oven, preheat to 400 degrees.
  2. Rub the hen with olive oil, squeeze lemon juice under breast skin then stuff it inside the hen. Season inside and outside with salt and pepper. Tie legs with kitchen string.
  3. Place in the air fryer basket. (or on Pam-sprayed baking sheet) and air fry or bake until golden and cooked through or deep thigh temp reaches 170 degrees with meat thermometer, 20 to 25 minutes minutes.