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How To Cook A Cornish Hen In An Air Fryer



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We have another Cornish hen on our hands, the last one was how long to cook Cornish this time. This time around we are going to be looking into how to cook Cornish hen in an air fryer. It’s good to have a recipe that you can use for dinner. Especially when it is a Cornish hen recipe.

Cooking Cornish hen in an air fryer is pretty cool only because you’re able to put the hen in the basket, set a timer and the temperature, and leave it alone. You just want something quick easy so that you can spend some more time with your family.

Get Ready To Cook Cornish Hen

Before you decide to cook the chicken, you will need to decide if you’re going to marinate the chicken or not. If you decide to marinate the chicken that the help you with the flavor. The more flavor that you can get out of your chicken hen better it is for you, taste-wise. Even though you’re cooking the chicken in the air fryer this isn’t going to help you with your flavor. Also, before you even marinate your chicken you should wash the chicken first.

So, let’s check this shall we, the chicken hen is wash, you have decided if you’re going to marinate your chicken hen, you have a recipe. Now I know, I did not mention the recipe but as I said before I did this before so if you don’t recipe then you can either use the one from the previous posts or use the one down below. Good luck and have fun.

How To Cook A Cornish Hen In An Air Fryer: Recipe Section?

Here is a recipe that you can try for yourself.

Air Fryer Cornish Hens

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 40 mins

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cornish hens

Instructions:

  1. Rub the olive oil on both chickens, make sure that it’s fully coated all around the chicken. Season your chicken with pepper and salt. If you have other seasonings that you like you can use them on your chicken even if it’s not listed in the ingredients.
  2. Place your chicken in the basket of the air fryer and cook your chicken for 40 minutes at 400°F
  3. 20 minutes in your cooking time flip both your chickens on the other side and let it finish off the next 20 minutes.
  4. Serve with your favorite side dishes and enjoy.

Other Recipes

Here are some side dishes that can go with your Cornish hen. You could also do your favorite side dishes to go with it.

Sesame Carrots

Cook time: 14 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • Sliced carrots – 2 cups
  • Sesame seeds – 1 tsp.
  • Green onion – 1 tbsp.
  • Garlic – 1 tsp., minced
  • Soy sauce – 1 tbsp.
  • Ginger – 1 tbsp., minced
  • Sesame oil – 2 tbsps.

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, add all ingredients, except green onion and sesame seeds. Pour carrot mixture into the multi-level air fryer basket and place the basket into the instant pot.
  2. Seal pot with the air fryer lid. Select air fry mode and cook at 375 F for 14 minutes. Stir halfway through.
  3. Garnish with green onion and sesame seeds. Serve with the cornish hens

Nutritional Facts

Per Serving: Calories 101, Carbs 9g, Fat 7g, Protein 2g

 Perfect Zucchini & Squash

Cook time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • Zucchini – 1 pound, cut into ½-inch half-moons
  • Yellow squash – 1 pound, cut into ½-inch half-moons
  • Olive oil – 2 tsp.
  • Pepper & salt, to taste

Directions:

  1. Add zucchini and squash into the mixing bowl. Add oil, pepper, and salt and toss well.
  2. Transfer zucchini and squash into the multi-level air fryer basket and place the basket into the instant pot.
  3. Seal pot with the air fryer lid. Select air fry mode and cook at 400 F for 20 minutes. Stir halfway through. Serve.

Nutritional Facts

Per Serving: Calories 56, Carbs 8.2g, Fat 2.5g, Protein 2.1g

Roasted Carrots

Cook time: 20 minutes

Serves: 2

Ingredients:

  • Baby carrots – 8 oz
  • Olive oil – 1 tbsp.
  • Brown sugar – 1 tbsp.
  • Pepper & salt, to taste

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, toss baby carrots with the remaining ingredients. Add baby carrots into the multi-level air fryer basket and place the basket into the instant pot.
  2. Seal pot with the air fryer lid. Select air fry mode and cook at 360 F for 20 minutes. Stir halfway through. Serve.

Nutritional Facts

Per Serving: Calories 121, Carbs 15g, Fat 7g, Protein 1g

Healthy Brussels Sprouts & Sweet Potatoes

Cook time: 16 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  • Brussels sprouts – 1 pound, cut in half
  • Sweet potatoes – 1 pound, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • Black pepper – ½ tsp.
  • Chili powder – 1 tsp.
  • Olive oil – 4 tbsps.
  • Pepper & salt, to taste

Directions:

  1. Add sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts into the mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients and toss well.
  2. Transfer sweet potatoes and Brussels sprout mixture into the multi-level air fryer basket and place the basket into the instant pot. Seal pot with the air fryer lid.
  3. Select air fry mode and cook at 380 F for 16 minutes. Stir halfway through. Serve.

Nutritional Facts

Per Serving: Calories 179, Carbs 22g, Fat 9g, Protein 4g

Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

Cook time: 12 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • Brussels sprouts – 2 cups, cut in half
  • Bagel seasoning – 2 tbsps.
  • Sliced almonds – 4 tbsps.
  • Grated parmesan cheese – 4 tbsps.
  • Olive oil – 2 tbsps.
  • Pepper & salt, to taste

Directions:

  1. Add 2 cups of water and Brussels sprouts into the saucepan and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes.
  2. Drain Brussels sprouts well and place in a mixing bowl. Add the remaining ingredients over the Brussels sprouts and toss well.
  3. Transfer Brussels sprout mixture into the multi-level air fryer basket and place basket into the instant pot. Seal pot with air fryer lid.
  4. Select air fry mode and cook at 375 F for 12 minutes. Stir halfway through. Serve.

Nutritional Facts

Per Serving: Calories 155, Carbs 6g, Fat 13g, Protein 6g

Conclusion

Remember to wash your chicken hen decide if you’re going to marinate your chicken hen, you have a recipe. Hopefully, you enjoy the post, that’s it for me, and see you at the next time.

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