PREP TIME: 5minutes 
COOK TIME: 25minutes 
RESTING TIME: 10minutes 
TOTAL TIME: 40minutes 
CALORIES: 516 kcal


  • Air Fryer


  • 2 Cornish Hens
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

Optional: If you don’t have poultry seasoning, use ½ teaspoon thyme½ teaspoon rosemary½ teaspoon sage


    • Preheat air fryer to 380 degrees F. If you don’t have a preheat option, let your air fryer run on 380 degrees F for 3-5 minutes.
    • Prepare the hens by patting them dry with a paper towel. Remove any giblets package that may be inside the hens. (They usually are already removed.)
    • Brush the hens with olive oil, coating both sides, then sprinkle the poultry seasoning and salt and pepper, also on both sides of the hens.
    • Place hens breast side down in the preheated air fryer basket.
    • Air fry the hens at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes. Then flip to the other side, and and air fry for an additional 10-15 minutes. Use a meat thermometer to confirm the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
    • Let the hens rest for 5-10 minutes in their own juices before slicing and serving.


Cooking time may vary depending on the size. They are usually around 1-2 pounds. But to be safe, the hens will be done cooking when they have reached internal temperatures of 165 degrees F and are golden brown.
If you need to thaw your hens first, let them sit in the fridge for 1-2 days before cooking.
For juicier meat, let the hens rest for 10 minutes after air frying.
Calories: 516kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 39gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 227mgSodium: 428mgPotassium: 541mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.03gVitamin A: 271IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 2mg

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