The Best Easy Air Fryer Cornish Game Hens recipe – tender, juicy delicious cornish game hens in under 40 minutes from an air fryer or Instant Pot with broiler lid!
2 Cornish game hens
salt and pepper to taste
1 lemon, quartered, to stuff in hens
2 sprigs fresh rosemary, to stuff in hens
1 tbsp Italian Herb Seasoning Blend
3 tbsp butter, softened
8 cloves garlic
Preheat air fryer to 450F.
Rub chickens with 3 tablespoons of butter.
Lightly season chickens with salt, pepper, and herbs.
Place 1 lemon wedge, 4 garlic cloves, and 1 sprig rosemary in cavity of each hen.
Spray inside of air fryer basket with nonstick spray.
Reduce oven temperature to 350F.
Arrange chickens in air fryer basket.
Roast in preheated air fryer for 30 minutes
Flip hens, roast additional 10 minutes.
Remove hens from oven when they reach 170 degrees with an instant read digital thermometer.
Tent hens with aluminum foil as hens carryover cook, do not carve for at least 10 minutes.
Serve individual chickens on diners plates, and encourage them to carve tableside for a fun dinner!