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.
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!
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!