Cornish Hens with Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours


4 servings

Updated: May. 26, 2022
This special slow-cooked dinner is delicious. I serve it with green beans and French bread. —Deborah Randall, Abbeville, Louisiana
Cornish Hens with Potatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 Cornish game hens (20 to 24 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 large red potatoes, cut into 1/8-inch slices
  • 4 bacon strips, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Lemon-pepper seasoning and garlic powder to taste
  • Minced fresh parsley


  1. In a large skillet, brown hens in oil. Place the potatoes in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Top with the hens and bacon. Sprinkle with lemon-pepper and garlic powder.
  2. Cover and cook on low until a thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh reads 170°-175° and potatoes are tender, 6-8 hours. If desired, thicken the cooking juices. Sprinkle the hens with parsley.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 995 calories, 67g fat (18g saturated fat), 369mg cholesterol, 367mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 66g protein.