Chipotle Cornish Hens

Chipotle Cornish Hens

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  • 3 carrots, cut into 1/2-inch rounds
  • 3 stalks celery, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 can (7 ounces) chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, divided
  • 1 cup prepared corn bread stuffing
  • 2 Cornish hens (about 1 1/2 pound each)
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 12 oz chicken broth


Pour canned chipotles into small bowl.  Finely chop ½ chipotle pepper; mix into prepared stuffing.  Remove remaining peppers from adobo sauce and reserve for another use.  Finely chop remaining ½ chipotle pepper and add to adobo sauce.


Rinse and dry hens, removing giblets, if any.  Season with salt and black pepper inside and out.  Fill each hen with about ½ cup stuffing.  Rub adobo sauce onto hens. 


Add 12 ounces of chicken broth, carrots, celery and onion to the CanCooker.  Place 2 hens on top of vegetables arranging hens necks down, legs up.  Cover; cook on medium heat for 60 to 90  minutes or until internal temp reaches 165 degrees.


Carefully remove hens to large serving platter.  Remove vegetables using slotted spoon; arranging around hens.  Spoon cooking juices over hens and vegetables.


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1 Review

  • 4
    Crazy Good

    Posted by Holly on 3rd Feb 2021

    The Chipotle flavor is very good on Cornish Hens!