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Easy Cornish Hens
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Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 240 Minutes
Ready In: 250 Minutes
Servings: 4
Cornish hens with herbs cooked in the slow cooker are very juicy and the meat falls off the bone.
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup margarine, melted
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 cornish game hens
1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup chicken broth
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup chilled margarine, cut into cubes
1. Mix 1/3 cup lemon juice, melted margarine, 1/2 teaspoon thyme, garlic powder, cumin, and red pepper flakes in a bowl. Pour and rub lemon juice mixture over Cornish hens. Mix 1/2 teaspoon thyme, salt, and black pepper in a bowl; sprinkle over Cornish hens.
2. Pour chicken broth and 1/3 cup lemon juice into a slow cooker.
3. Place about 1 tablespoon chilled margarine in the cavity of each hen; place hens in the slow cooker. Arrange the remaining margarine cubes in the chicken broth mixture.
4. Cook hens in the slow cooker on High for 4 hours or Low for 8 hours.