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Crockpot Cornish Game Hens Recipe

By Hilltop Hotel Farm, Romayor, Texas

Use the crockpot to make no-fuss stuffed Cornish game hens with an easy orange honey glaze. Use a stuffing mix for expediency or make your own.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 hours

Total Time: 5 hours, 15 minutes


  • 4 Cornish game hens
  • 8 ounces stuffing mix
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 large orange, cut up
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange peel


Rinse Cornish game hens. Sprinkle inside and out with salt and pepper. Prepare stuffing mix according to package directions. Spoon into hens and truss. Place neck ends down in crockpot.

Combine chicken stock, orange, orange juice, honey, vegetable oil, lemon juice, and orange peel. Baste hens with some of the sauce and pour remainder in pot. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 7 hours. Baste hens once or twice during cooking.

Spoon sauce over hens at serving time.

Yield: 4 servings

Recipe Source: Hilltop Hotel Farm, Romayor, Texas
Reprinted with permission.

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