Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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Slow Cooker Creole Cornish Hens

I love one-pot meals, but this Slow Cooker Creole Cornish Hens recipe takes it to another level. Not only is it made in one pot, but it’s also a well-rounded and healthy meal. I also love the fact that it is made in a slow cooker, so I can set it and forget it. Bonus: My husband has never tried Cornish hen, and I know he’ll like it. If you’ve never had it, the best way I can describe the taste is somewhere between chicken and turkey.

Creole seasoning is used on Cornish hens in this simple slow cooker meal for two. This one-pot meal recipe is healthy (whole30/paleo) and flavorful too.

Recipe Author: Shannon at Fit Slow Cooker Queen
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The Ingredients

Everything was easy to find and reasonably priced. The Cornish hens were the most expensive item at $11.22, but that’s in line with a package of boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I was worried I would have to buy them from the frozen section, but my grocery store had fresh Cornish hens stocked in a convenient 2-pack. It’s like they knew!

Slow Cooker Creole Cornish Hens Ingredients
Cornish hens, sweet potato, green beans, onion, garlic powder, paprika, salt, onion powder, oregano, thyme, cayenne, and pepper

The Process

The bad news is it took me 10 minutes to prep this recipe instead of the 5 minutes that was listed. And I’m not mad about it. Seriously, 10 minutes to get an entire meal ready to cook is still pretty good as far as I’m concerned. That time includes:

  • Mixing the spice blend
  • Snapping the stems of the green beans
  • Peeling and dicing the sweet potato
  • Peeling and slicing the onion
  • Putting it all together in the slow cooker

After that, I set my slow cooker to 5 hours on low and walked away. I came back to a meal that was ready to serve. The Cornish hens were juicy, the onion and sweet potato were tender, and the green beans were still crisp. All I had to do was serve. And my husband loved it!

Everything is ready for the slow cooker
Everything is ready for the slow cooker

So how was it?

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This may be the most perfect one-pot meal I've ever found! Just 10 minutes to prep and a few hours in a slow cooker gave me a complete healthy meal. The Cornish hens were juicy and practically fell apart, the onion and sweet potato were tender, and the green beans were still crisp. A couple of spoonfuls of the cooking juices mixed with the spices made the perfect topping. This is truly minimal effort with the maximum return!
I'm Candice, and I'm The Hungry Pinner. I created this blog to share my love for cooking and my experiences with the MANY recipes I've found on Pinterest over the years. Join me as I blog my way through those recipes to find out if they are worth trying yourself.


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