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Instant pot cornish hen with potatoes

Lovely Rotisserie style Cornish hen with potatoes dinner made in your instant pot. Cooked to perfection in under 30 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cornish hen, instant pot
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 441kcal


  • 1 cornish hen
  • 1 onion
  • 5-7 medium size potatoes
  • 1/8 tspn dried rosemary
  • 1/8 tspn dried thyme
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/3 tspn garlic powder
  • 1 cup chicken broth or water


  • Peel and cut potatoes in half. Cut onion in half. Add to the pot
  • Rub Cornish hen with a mix of spices and add on top of the veggies.
  • Add chicken broth or water. Close and lock the lid. Set the timer to 18 minutes. Quick release when done.
  • Carefully transfer Cornish hen to the oven safe pan, turn the broiler on and let is sit under the broiler for 5 minutes, until the skin is brown and crispy.
  • Serve with potatoes and desired side dish.


Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 1427mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 122IU | Vitamin C: 55mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 3mg