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Asian-Style Grilled Cornish Hens

Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cornish hen)
Raspberry vinegar provides a fruity, lightly tart note in the marinade for this dish.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. Prepare grill.

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