Butterflied Grilled Cornish Game Hens


  • 2 Cornish game hens
  • 4 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tbs Dijon Mustard
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp of dried thyme or 4 tsp of fresh
  • Butterfly game hens by cutting out the back bone with kitchen shears. Wash and dry.
  • Rub skin and meat sides with olive and Dijon mustard.
  • Season both sides with salt, pepper and thyme.
  • Allow to marinade at room temperature for 1 hour.
  • Place hens over hot coals skin side down and cook for about 7 to 8 minutes,
  • Turn over hens and grill the second side for another 7 minutes or until done.
  • Hens should be 165 degrees.

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