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Slow-Cooker Cornish Game Hen with Grand Marnier Sauce

Slow-cooker Cornish game hens with Grand Marnier Sauce. I used 2 hens for my family of four. I also made them in the crock pot, which made them extra easy!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: British
Servings: 4
Author: Cynthia


  • 2 Cornish game hens split down the back and flattened out to fit inside a large slow-cooker
  • Zest and juice of one orange
  • 4 tablespoons gluten free soy sauce
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoons Grand Mariner


  • Mix all the above ingredients together and put in a crock pot.
  • Split the birds down the back and flatten them out and put in crock pot.
  • Cook on high for about 3 hours.
  • Remove birds from crock pot and strain the juices.
  • Heat the remaining juice/marinade over a medium heat until reduced by half and slightly thicker. Remove from heat.
  • Finish sauce by whisking in 3-4 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon of Grand Mariner.
  • Finish birds by browning skin under broiler for a couple of minutes until the skin in golden brown.
  • Spoon some sauce over each bird.