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Air fryer Cornish hen

Delicious juicy Cornish hen in your air fryer, the best recipe for crispy skin and fantastic flavor!

air fryer whole cornish hen

How to make Cornish hens in Air fryer

This must be the easiest recipe i ever made, not only in the air fryer, but ever. I like to buy cornish hens in butches in Costco, my local Costco sells it in packs of six for a very good price!

So, whats is so amazing about cooking Cornish hen in the Air Fryer?

  1. Preheat AF to 390F
  2. Rub the bird with your favorite spices (or make it simple like i did)
  3. Place Cornish hen in the AF basket and wait for about 25 minutes 
  4. Turn half way through . This step is completely optional, because the skin will get crispy everywhere anyways. I do this just in case:) 
  5. Thats it! Crispy, juicy and absolutely delicious Cornish hen is ready! Add your favorite side dish or a simple veggie salad and enjoy your dinner.

Love that color? That is exactly what you will get after you follow my recipe.

cornish hen in the air fryer basket

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What to serve with Air fryer cornish hen

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Air Fryer Cornish hen

Delicious juicy Cornish hen in your air fryer, the best recipe for crispy skin and fantastic flavor!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 300kcal


  • 1 cornish hen
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • paprika
  • coconut spray or olive oil spray


  • Rub Corish hen with spices . Spray Air fryer basket with olive or coconut oil spray.
  • Place Cornish hen in to your Air fryer ( 390F for 25 minutes). Turn half way through.
  • Carefully take it out and serve


Calories: 300kcal | Protein: 25g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 354mg | Vitamin A: 3.2% | Vitamin C: 0.9% | Calcium: 1.7% | Iron: 6.5%


air fryer cornish hen

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  1. Can you do this cooking them frozen

  2. Richinda Schaff

    Can you make more than 1 Cornish gen at a time I would like to make 3 of them I have the 5.3 one

  3. I really need to get an air fryer, love the idea of roasting Cornish hen in there, it looks delicious.

  4. Thanks for a great recipe! I’ve never thought of trying cornish hen in the air fryer before.

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