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Air Fryer Cornish Hens

Air Fryer Cornish Hens

I love roasted chicken - but when cooking for 1-2 - a whole chicken is a lot - air fryer cornish hens are delicious, juicy roasted chicken in less than 30 minutes of cooking time! They're great for a weeknight dinner but also a little fancy if you've got a special occasion dinner
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 171 kcal


  • 1 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • dash red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp crushed rosemary
  • 1 Cornish Hen
  • 1/4 onion large chop
  • 1/2 lemon


  • Remove Cornish hen from package, rinse and pat dry
    1 Cornish Hen
  • In a bowl – mix together all spices (salt thru rosemary)
    1 tsp coarse sea salt, 1 tsp paprika, dash red pepper flakes, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, 1 tsp onion powder, 1/2 tsp white pepper, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp crushed rosemary
  • Rub spice mix all over Cornish hen 
  • Stuff onion and lemon chunks in the hen 
    1/4 onion, 1/2 lemon
  • Air fry at 400 for 25 minutes – turn halfway through


Serving: 0.5birdCalories: 171kcalCarbohydrates: 5.7gProtein: 26.5gFat: 4.7gSaturated Fat: 1.2gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 1235mgPotassium: 380mgFiber: 1.8gSugar: 1.7gCalcium: 39mgIron: 2mg
Keyword air fryer, chicken
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