- 4 Cornish game hens, split
- 1 cup apple cider
- 2 tablespoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
- Apricot-Chipotle Glaze
How to Make It
Rinse game hens with cold water, pat dry with paper towels, and set aside.
Combine cider, salt, and peppercorns in a large bowl or heavy-duty zip-top freezer bag. Add game hens, and marinate in refrigerator at least 4 hours.
Remove hens from marinade. Place on preheated grill at medium-low heat. Grill 30 to 35 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in the meaty part of the thigh registers 165°. During the last 10 minutes of grilling, reduce heat to low; brush hens with half of the Apricot-Chipotle Glaze. Brush with remaining glaze before serving.
Note: Hens can be baked in an oven at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in the meaty part of the thigh registers 165°.