START TRAEGERING WITH 0%* APR FINANCING - SHOP NOW
Due to Covid-19 Shipping May be Delayed - Learn Morex
Cornish Game in Mandarin Glaze

Traeger Kitchen


Cornish Game in Mandarin Glaze

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Cook Time

45

Minutes

Serves

4 - 6

People

Effort

difficulty
difficulty
difficulty
difficulty
difficulty

What's this?

Fresh from the hunt these Traeger roasted Cornish game hens will be the sweet meat of triumph.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoon onion powder

  • 1 Tablespoon granulated garlic

  • 1 Tablespoon Jacobsen Salt Co. Pure Kosher Sea Salt

  • 1 Tablespoon ground ginger

  • 5 Whole Cornish game hens

  • 15 Sprig fresh thyme

  • 2 oranges, quartered

  • 2 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 Bottle Mandarin glaze

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, start the Traeger and set the temperature to 375 degrees F. Preheat lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • 2

    Create the spice mixture: Combine onion powder, granulated garlic, Jacobson’s salt, and ground ginger.
  • 3

    Remove the hens from the packaging; remove any giblets from each cavity and pat them dry with a paper towel. Place 4-5 sprigs of fresh thyme into each cavity, along with 1 orange wedge.
  • 4

    Sprinkle each bird with the spice mixture, and then rub with olive oil. Tie the legs together with butchers twine. Place the Game hens on the grill and cook for 20 minutes.
  • 5

    After 20 minutes, brush each hen with a mandarin glaze of your choice. Let them cook an additional 20 minutes and brush again with the glaze. Cook to an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Enjoy!