Cornish hen crock pot recipe takes a complicated dish and makes it easy. Get your recipe for Cornish game hens in crock pot here.
When I first was asked to try and cook Cornish Hens to say I was nervous is an understatement. Cornish hens always sounded so intimidating to me. When my husband got home I shared the good news with him hoping that he would reassure me of my cooking skills. He did not. His reaction was you better call Mo.
Mo is my best friend and her cooking skills are unbelievable. She is always trying new meals that are fancy and seem beyond my cooking level including Cornish Hens. Before this experience I would never have attempted this because I am not confident in my skills. So I texted her to see if I should decline the offer, you can always count on your best friend to give it to you straight. She encouraged me to try it and I was so happy she did because OMG these Easy Bacon Wrapped Cornish Hens in the Crock Pot are not only easy they are amazing! The meat is so tender it literally falls off the bone. In our house we believe that bacon makes good things even better. Cornish Hens are great for any occasion and simple to cook. I cannot wait to share them with my friends and family over the holiday, they are very elegant.
Cornish Hen Crock Pot
I love my crock pot because it allows me to focus on the part of entertaining that I am most confident in, the decor! As an event designer, marketer and blogger my career is far from a 9-5. Many nights I am dropping our daughter off at the husband's office so I can meet a client or attend an event. He is so supportive of my career I thought this would be the perfect chance to plan a fancy date night for just the two of us in our dining room. Once I prepped the food I got started on our table.
Our Table for Cornish Game Hen Crock Pot Recipe
For our table I started by pulling out our wedding Waterford and my favorite blue and white china. We are always "saving" them for a special occasion. With Cornish Hens on the menu I knew this was a special occasion. I layered a bread and dinner plate on top of gold chargers. Added the aqua napkins to add a beautiful pop of color. Then I added a crispy white table runner. I keep our flowers simple with white hydrangeas.
When planning your centerpieces, keep in mind function. I used a small vase and cut the stems to make sure that they did not block our view of each other. Then I added lots of metallic votive candle holders to make the entire table glow.
To complement our meal I served Ravage Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a great everyday bottle of wine. You can taste two of my favorite flavors: raspberry and chocolate. The tannins are soft enough to add balance. Cornish hens are a great holiday solution to impress guests and pairs very well with Ravage Cabernet Sauvignon.
Ingredients for Easy Bacon Wrapped Cornish Hens in Crock Pot
- 4 Tablespoons Butter
- 3 1⁄2 Tablespoons Honey
- 1 Tablespoon Orange juice
- 4 teaspoons Chili Pepper
- 4 teaspoons Salt
- 2 Cornish Hens
- 10-12 Slices bacon
Steps to Make Cornish Hen Crock Pot Recipe
Spray your crock pot with non skin spray. Defrost, then open your Cornish Hens and wash them off in water. Dry them off with a paper towel.
In a small bowl, mix your dry spices. Rub the spice mixture all over the birds. Take your strips of bacon, and wrap three pieces each direction. Place the birds into the crock pot. Then mix the honey, OJ and butter and pour over the top.
Cover the crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 4-5.
Plate with veggies or your favorite side and enjoy!
Video How to Make Cornish Hen Crock Pot Recipe
Have you tried to make Cornish hens before? Looking for more inspiration for crock pot meals you and your family will love? Check out:
Bacon Wrapped Cornish Hens in Crockpot
- 4 Tablespoons Butter
- 3-½ Tablespoons Honey
- 1 Tablespoon Orange Juice
- 4 Teaspoons Chili Powder
- 4 Teaspoons Salt
- 2 Tyson Cornish hens
- 10-12 Slices bacon
- Spray your crock pot with non skin spray. Open your Cornish Hens and wash them off in water. Dry them off with a paper towel!
- In a small bowl, mix your dry spices. Rub the spice mixture all over the birds. Take your strips of bacon, and wrap three pieces each direction. Place the birds into the crock pot. Then add the honey and butter to the top.
- Cover the crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 4-5.