Bacon Wrapped Maple Cornish Game Hens

These bacon wrapped maple cornish game hens are an easy dinner with only three ingredients! Guaranteed to become the favorite paleo dinner for bacon lovers everywhere!

Bacon Wrapped Maple Cornish Game Hens are an easy to make delicious dinner.

You are going to love the simplicity of this bacon wrapped cornish game hen recipe.

Are you still wondering what to make for your holiday dinner?

Cornish Game Hens

Our family is enjoying our first experience with cornish game hens. Have you tried baking one of these hens yet? They look like teeny tiny little chickens and they have just enough meat to fill up one adult, or one very hungry growing teenager!

Bacon, maple syrup, and cornish game hens. It won’t get much easier than this. If you are entertaining for the holidays, or looking for an easy dinner recipe, this recipe is for you. This meal is paleo, gluten free, refined sugar free, and is free of the top 8 allergens!

I have to tell you, baking these hens made my house smell like bacon. Yup! Usually I hate when the house smells like what I made, but I can forgive bacon. Bacon makes everything great, including my house :-).

The smell of bacon cooking is also quite magic. It makes teenagers come out of their caves. (If you have teens, you know exactly what I mean!!)

Bacon Wrapped Maple Cornish Game Hens are an easy to make delicious dinner.

My teens’ reactions were actually quite funny. I could hear their desk chairs move. Then doors opened…and sprinted downstairs. They were so excited to try a cornish game hen.

Bummer for them they had to wait until I took a few pictures. #kidsoffoodbloggerproblems

My son, the die-hard carnivore ate a whole hen by himself! I hope that you love this recipe as much as as my family did :-).

Check out how cornish game hens are to make:

Rub the cornish game hens with maple syrup. Grade B is best!

Wrap the hens in bacon and bake. How long do you bake your cornish game hens? If your hens are completely thawed out, you can bake these for an hour. Make sure the internal temperature is 165 degrees when finished.

Bacon Wrapped Maple Cornish Game Hens are an easy to make delicious dinner.

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Things you need to make this recipe:

  1. A good pan to bake these cornish game hens in.
  2. My very favorite meat thermometer.
Bacon Wrapped Maple Cornish Game Hens
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hrs
Total Time
1 hrs 10 mins

These bacon wrapped maple cornish game hens is a delicious dinner that is perfect for any occasion. Just three simple ingredients!

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 539 kcal
Author: Sandi Gaertner
  • 3 tablespoons Grade B Maple Syrup
  • 2 cornish game hens, thawed
  • 8 slices of raw bacon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Remove cornish game hens from wrapping. Place in a pan.

  3. Drizzle maple syrup over the chicken.

  4. Wrap the raw bacon around the hens. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  5. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 30 minutes, or until the cornish game hens reach 165 degrees internal temperature.

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  1. Bacon wrapped anything is sure to be amazing! These look incredible! I’ve never had cornish game hen before, but these look so festive and pretty for Christmas!

  2. My husband will eat anything that’s wrapped in bacon! This is a perfect dinner for him!

  3. I haven’t made a game hen in forever! this looks like the perfect recipe to introduce them to my boys!

  4. Wow!! This looks incredibly delicious!!!

  5. They look impressive!

  6. You had me at bacon wrapped! Love this!

  7. Jen @ The Weary Chef says:

    This looks amazingly delicious!


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