These bacon wrapped maple cornish game hens are an easy dinner with only three ingredients!
You are going to love the simplicity of this cornish game hen recipe.
Are you still wondering what to make for your holiday dinner? Our family is enjoying our first experience with cornish game hens. Have you tried baking one of these hens yet? They look like 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!!)
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 easy this paleo dinner recipe is 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.
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Bacon Wrapped Maple Cornish Game Hens
These bacon wrapped maple cornish game hens is a delicious dinner that is perfect for any occasion. Just three simple ingredients!
- 3 tablespoons Grade B Maple Syrup
- 2 cornish game hens, thawed
- 8 slices of raw bacon
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Remove cornish game hens from wrapping. Place in a pan.
Drizzle maple syrup over the chicken.
Wrap the raw bacon around the hens. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
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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