Asian-Style Grilled Cornish Hens

Raspberry vinegar provides a fruity, lightly tart note in the marinade for this dish.


8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cornish hen)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 213
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 7.2 g
Satfat 1.7 g
Monofat 2.5 g
Polyfat 2.1 g
Protein 32.4 g
Carbohydrate 2.5 g
Fiber 0.2 g
Cholesterol 146 mg
Iron 1.2 mg
Sodium 235 mg
Calcium 23 mg


3 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon Sriracha (hot chile sauce, such as Huy Fong)
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 (1 1/2-pound) Cornish hens, skinned and split in half lengthwise
Cooking spray


Combine first 6 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add hens to bag; seal and marinate in refrigerator overnight, turning occasionally. Remove hens from bag; discard marinade.

Prepare grill.

Place hens on a grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill for 10 minutes on each side or until a thermometer registers 180°.