- One Cornish Game Hen, thawed with bag of livers/gizzard removed from inside and discarded
- Olive oil
- 1/2 of a fresh lemon
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- OR use salt mixed with smoked paprika and rosemary or any prepared seasoning blend for chicken
Preheat air fryer as per directions - I used the 390 setting. If using convection toaster oven or oven, preheat to 400 degrees.
Paint the hen with olive oil, squeeze the lemon juice over the hen and inside then place the squeezed rind inside the hen. Season inside and outside with salt and pepper. Tie the legs with kitchen string.
Place in the air fryer basket. (or on a 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.