Lime Marinated Cornish Game Hens

  • 130 mins
  • 9 ingredients


  • 6 Cornish game hens
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 2 tbs parsley, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 tbs grated lime zest
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste


  • Wash hens and pat dry.
  • Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  • Place hens in a shallow baking dish and drizzle marinade all over.
  • Rub marinade all over each bird. Place some marinade in the cavity’s of each bird as well.
  • Cover and place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour or for as long as over night.
  • Remove birds from marinade.
  • You may grill over hot charcoal for about an hour, turning and adjusting so birds brown evenly.
  • Alternatively you may bake birds in a pre heated 350 degree oven for about 1 hour.

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