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Instant Pot Cornish Hen
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Instant Pot Cornish Hen

Instant Pot Cornish Hen. How to cook a Cornish hen in any instant pot pressure cooker. An easy dump and go instant pot recipe for two featuring both Cornish hen and potatoes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Air Fryer, Instant Pot
Servings: 2
Calories: 1181kcal


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Instant Pot Cornish Hen Ingredients:


  • Tie your Cornish hen legs together with some string. Place 1 cup/240ml of chicken stock in the instant pot inner pot. Then add your trivet. Fork your baked potatoes and season them with salt.
    Can You Cook A Cornish Hen In An Instant Pot?
  • On a clean worktop season your Cornish hen with chicken seasoning, thyme, salt, and pepper.
    Can You Cook A Cornish Hen In An Instant Pot?
  • Place the chicken onto the trivet along with the baked potatoes. Place the lid on the instant pot and set the valve to sealing.
    Can You Cook A Cornish Hen In An Instant Pot?
  • Pressure cook for 15 minutes and then do a quick pressure release. Serve or air fry for crispy skin.
    Can You Cook A Cornish Hen In An Instant Pot?


Stock. I used the chicken stock that I made in my instant pot frozen whole chicken recipe. You could do the same, make your own or use a shop bought one.
Quantities. Note that there is enough space in a larger instant pot to do 2 Cornish hens at once if you wish. Or this recipe is ideal if you have an instant pot mini and want a small meal for two.
Thanks for reading our instant pot Cornish hen recipe on Recipe This. We have many more instant pot recipes for you to check out next. Though if you love instant pot easy meats, then I recommend you try our Instant Pot frozen whole turkey next.


Calories: 1181kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 81g | Fat: 58g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 408mg | Sodium: 442mg | Potassium: 2898mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 663IU | Vitamin C: 92mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 8mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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