Monday, June 20, 2011

Foil Grilled Cornish Hen

No, it is not burnt. It is just extra crispy!

If you are looking for a way to grill chicken and have lots of flavor, this is the way. This method just came together while on our camping trip. A chicken well seasoned, topped with onions, garlic, lemon, and jalapeno, sealed in foil, and grilled on a campfire pit couldn't have come out any better. So now, even when not camping, we still make it this way at home on our charcoal grill.

1 Cornish hen (or chicken), divided in 2 halves
1 medium red onion, sliced in rings
1 lemon
1 jalapeno, sliced
4 cloves garlic, smashed
black pepper
cayenne pepper

Defrost Cornish hen in refrigerator overnight. Cut in half down the middle and wash with cold water. Dry with paper towels. Cut two large sheets of foil. Place one Cornish hen  in the middle of the foil. Squeeze half a lemon all over it, front and back. Season well with salt, black pepper, and cayenne. Top with onion rings, jalapeno slices, and 2 smashed garlics. Seal the foil well. Repeat with the other half. 

Grill for 30 minutes. Open the foil carefully without letting any of the juices leak out because that is the best part and you don't want to loose any of it. Season with more salt and pepper and more lemon juice if you want. Close again. Wrap another piece of foil over the existing foil. Place on grill again until done.

Source: daliasdelights original inspired from our camping trip
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