Grilled Cornish Hens with Honey Mustard-Cilantro Glaze

Grilled Cornish Hens with Honey Mustard-Cilantro GlazeRecipe
Becky Luigart-Stayner


6 servings (serving size: 1 hen half)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 403
Caloriesfromfat 24 %
Fat 10.9 g
Satfat 2.3 g
Monofat 4.9 g
Polyfat 2 g
Protein 28.9 g
Carbohydrate 50.2 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 83 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 479 mg
Calcium 71 mg


3 (1 1/4-pound) Cornish hens
3 tablespoons mustard seeds
2 tablespoons celery seeds
2 cups honey
1 cup cilantro leaves
3 tablespoons dry mustard
3 tablespoons cracked black pepper
3 tablespoons white vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons salt
6 garlic cloves, chopped (about 1/4 cup)
Cooking spray


Remove and discard giblets and necks from hens. Rinse hens with cold water; pat dry. Remove skin; trim excess fat. Split hens in half lengthwise.

Combine the mustard seeds and celery seeds in a small skillet; cook over medium heat 1 minute or until toasted. Place seeds in a blender, and process until ground. Add honey and the next 7 ingredients (honey through garlic); process mixture until well-blended. Place hens and 1 cup honey mixture in a shallow dish; cover and marinate in refrigerator 8 hours, reserving remaining honey mixture.

Prepare grill.

Remove hens from dish; discard marinade. Place hens on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 25 minutes or until juices run clear, turning and basting frequently with the reserved honey mixture.


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