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  • Spatchcocked Cornish Game Hens
 
  • Spatchcocked Cornish Game Hens
 

Spatchcocked Cornish Game Hens

Spatchcocked Cornish Game Hens
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  • Difficulty2/5
  • Prep time15 mins
  • Cook time45 mins
  • Serves2 - 4
  • HardwoodCherry

Cornish game hens, a type of hybrid chicken, are seasoned and spatchcocked so every inch of poultry is infused with rich hardwood flavor from the Traeger.

Ingredients

  • 4 Cornish Game Hens (1.5 lb each)
  • 4 Cornish Game Hens (1.5 lb each)

Preparation

Place the game hen breast side down on a cutting board. Using poultry shears, cut from the neck to the tailbone to remove the backbone.

Once backbone is removed, you will be able to see the inside of the bird. Make a small slit in the cartilage at the base of the breastbone to reveal the keel bone.

Grab the bird with both hands on the ribs and open like a book, facing down towards the cutting board. Remove the keel bone.

Cut small slits in the skin of the bird behind the legs and tuck the drumsticks into them to hold them in place.

Season on both sides with Traeger Big Game Rub.

When ready to cook, start the Traeger on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 275 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.

Place the game hens on the Traeger skin side up and cook until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F (about 45 minutes).

Remove from Traeger and place on a cutting board; tent with foil. Let stand 10 minutes then to serve. Enjoy!

  • Difficulty2/5
  • Prep time15 mins
  • Cook time45 mins
  • Serves2 - 4
  • HardwoodCherry

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