Cornish Hen in Air Fryer

Learn how to cook cornish hens in an air fryer for a tender and succulent main that comes together effortlessly in under an hour.


- Cornish hens - Fresh parsley - Salt & pepper - Olive oil - Garlic powder - Onion powder - Paprika

Dry the hens


Remove the game hens from the fridge and use a few sheets of paper towels to pat dry them on all sides. Let the poultry rest while preparing the rub.

Mix the seasoning

In a small bowl, combine the onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.


Season the birds

Sprinkle the hens with the rub mixture, evenly distributing the seasoning over all their sides and in their cavity areas.


Air fry the hens

Cook the game hens in the air fryer for 20 minutes. Then, flip the chicken and air fry them until the thickest part of the bird registers 165 degrees F. with a meat thermometer.


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