Jean's Crockpot Cornish Game Hens

Cornish game hen with rice and asparagus
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    430 min

A little marmalade, soy sauce, and an apple add to the flavor of these easy slow cooker Cornish game hens.

What You'll Need

  • 1 large cooking apple, cored, cut in quarters
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 4 Rock Cornish game hens
  • 1 cup dry white or blush wine
  • 3 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 1/2 lemon, juice and rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

How to Make It

  1. Dip apple quarters into soy sauce, and put one into the cavity of each Cornish hen.
  2. Stir wine, marmalade, lemon rind and juice, salt and pepper into remaining soy sauce and brush over Cornish hens.
  3. Place the hens breast-side down in a 5 to 6-quart slow cooker; pour the remaining sauce over all.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 7 hours. Baste occasionally after 4 hours of cooking.
  5. Arrange the game hens on a heated serving platter; serve with rice.

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