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Buttermilk Brined Crock Pot Cornish Hen


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  • 3 lb Cornish Game Hen
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons Hungarian paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 12 baby carrots
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • salt & pepper to taste



Step 1

To make the brine: whisk together the buttermilk, paprika, onion powder, granulated garlic, salt and pepper. Pour brine over hen, cover and refrigerate several hours or over night. Discard brine and place hen in Crock Pot. Rough chop the potatoes and add to the Crock Pot along with carrots. Top with parsley, salt and pepper to taste. Cook on high for 4 hours or until meat thermometer reads 180 degrees.

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