With a 16-month old running around, I am lucky if I can shower most days. So having dinner done by the time my husband gets home from work takes a miracle — my crockpot! (affiliate link) I can throw everything into it around the time my youngest is napping and wah-lah, dinner is served on time! My most recent creation was this Crockpot Cornish Game Hen Chicken.
This is a delicious crockpot recipe and is perfect whether you are making it for a few or for a crowd. Plus it’s made in my favorite kitchen appliance (yup, it’s a crockpot) which also makes it easy! We certainly hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
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Crockpot Cornish Game Hen Chicken
What you need to make Crockpot Cornish Game Hen Chicken:
- Cornish Game Hen Chicken (you can find these at your local grocery store)
- 8 oz. Orange Juice
- 2 Tablespoons Rosemary
- 2 Tablespoons Parsley
- 1 Tablespoon Salt
- 1 Tablespoon Pepper
- 2 Fresh Oranges, Sliced
- 2 Tablespoons Honey
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
You can use fresh or dried herbs and spices.
How to Make Crockpot Cornish Game Hen Chicken:
- Prepare your crockpot and start getting it heated.
- Open the package of the chicken and remove the plastic covering. Place the chicken onto a hard surface such as a cutting board.
- Rub the Olive Oil onto the top and sides of your game hen.
- Sprinkle the salt and pepper onto the chicken ensuring it sticks where you applied the olive oil.
- In a bowl combine the orange juice, honey, and remaining herbs. Stir well.
- Cut the oranges into slices.
- Arrange the game hen chickens in your crockpot so they are barely touching each other.
- Dump the juice mixture into the bottom of the crockpot and arrange the oranges to be on top of the chicken and on the sides of the chicken.
- Cook on low heat for 4-6 hours or high high for 2-3 hours. Use a food thermometer to ensure the chicken cooks to 180 degrees (check the very inside middle).
- If you want a nice browning on the top, remove from crockpot and place into the oven on broil for 6-8 minutes until the chicken skin receives a nice brown coating.
- Serve and enjoy!
Want another easy and delicious crockpot recipe? Give this Crockpot Hot Cocoa a try!