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Slow Cooker Cornish hens

How to cook cornish game hens? and guess what in your SLOW COOKER!. Every part of the chicken turns out juicy and so flavorful with that Mediterranean olive oil and herbs rub.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 10 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 271.2kcal
Author: Amira


Rub mixture:

  • 1 Tablespoon kosher salt.
  • 1/2 Tablespoon paprika.
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom.
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil.
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano.
  • 1/2 teaspoon sage.
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.
  • 1 Tablespoon onion powder.
  • 1/4 cup olive oil.
  • 2 cornish hens
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth.


  • In a small bowl, combine the rub ingredients together.
  • Rub the chicken inside out with the mixture.
  • Place chicken in your slow cooker.
  • Pour the broth in and set the crockpot on high for 3 hours or low for 5 hours.
  • Let it set for 5 minutes before taking it our and serving *



You can also put them under the broiler for a crispier skin.
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Calories: 271.2kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.8g | Protein: 24.5g | Fat: 17.7g | Potassium: 431.4mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1.7mg