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Mediterranean Smoked Cornish Game Hens Recipe

This Mediterranean Smoked Cornish Game Hens Recipe is the perfect way to smoke hens! The flavor is amazing from the rub and cold smoking on a pellet grill!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Rest Time In Fridge12 hrs
Total Time17 hrs 5 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, BBQ


  • Cornish Game Hens
  • Olive Oil
  • Greek Freak
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • Pull your cornish game hens to thaw out if frozen, I leave mine in the fridge for a day or on the counter.
  • Once thawed rub down with olive oil and place your oiled hen in a container.
  • Season to taste with Spicecology Greek Freak, salt, and pepper to taste.
  • Allow to the Cornish Game Hens to set for at least a couple hours. I tend to season them the night before smoking. Keep them in the fridge if you aren't smoking in a short time frame.
  • An hour before you are ready to smoke the hens remove them from the fridge, this allows
  • I smoked these on a Pit Boss Pro 1100 but this can be done on any smoker.
  • Start your smoker up and get it rolling smoke.   I used Pit Boss Grills Mesquite pellets but you can use any flavor of pellets to smoke your chicken.
  • Once I get my Pellet Grill rolling smoke I left it on the smoke setting with a P Setting at P7.
  • Set your Cornish Game Hens in your smoker and allow them to smoke.  They will slowly start to increase in temperature by default but this is also cold smoking because there isn't an active heat.
  • When you are close to wanting to heat turn the smoker up to 225 degrees.
  • As the Cornish Game Hens cook be sure to rotate the hens and flip them as needed.
  • Use a meat thermometer to check that your chicken has cooked to 160 degrees.  (I love this one ->here on Amazon)
  • Remove and serve!!!



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