- 1 cup lime juice
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 4 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 4 Cornish game hens (20 to 24 ounces each), halved
- In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the lime juice, oil, garlic, cumin, cinnamon, salt and pepper; add the hens. Seal bag and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight, turning once.
- Drain and discard marinade. Grill hens, covered, over medium heat for 20-25 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 180°, turning occasionally. Yield: 4 servings.
Reviews for Marinated Grilled Game Hens
"This was my first time to grill a game hen, took me longer to grill than stated. But they were still good, I only used 1/2 tsp cinnamon as i wasn't sure how that would taste, I don't think I will use a full tsp, I was more fond of the ground cumin taste."
"We made this for the two of us, so just used 2 hens and cut the marinade in half. Delicious! And really easy!~ Theresa"