SLOW COOKER CORNISH GAME HENS AND BAKED POTATOES
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3 Cornish game hens THAWED – this takes about 36 hours in the fridge
3 medium-sized russet potatoes, washed and dried
1 tsp. sea salt (plus more for potatoes)
1/4 tsp. ground pepper (plus more for potatoes)
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. basil
2 Tbsp. olive oil
Suggesting serving items:
toppings for baked potatoes such as butter, sour cream, chives and bacon bits.
SLOW COOKER SIZE:
6-quarts or larger
NOTE – THE GAME HENS NEED TO BE THAWED COMPLETELY. This takes about 36 hours in the fridge.
Remove the game hens from their packaging. Rinse them under cold water to remove any debris from their insides and any stuck pieces of ice.
Pat the game hens dry with paper towels.
Add the game hens breast up to the slow cooker.
Squeeze the lemon over the game hens.
Sprinkle them with the 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of pepper, paprika and basil. Be sure to sprinkle the paprika over evenly, this will keep the hens from looking pale after cooking.
Add the russet potatoes on top, I tuck the potatoes in the empty spaces around the chicken.
Drizzle the olive oil over the potatoes. Sprinkle the potatoes with a touch of salt and pepper.
Place the lid on the slow cooker.
Cook for 7 hours on low. DO NOT OPEN THE LID DURING THE COOKING TIME. Check to see if the chicken is cooked through and the potatoes are tender before serving. Cook for an additional hour if your potatoes aren’t tender, for every slow cooker cooks slightly different.
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