air fryer Cornish hens out of the air fryer

Air Fryer Cornish Hens

Air Fryer Cornish Hens is a gourmet dinner, straight out of the Air Fryer! Crispy outside and tender and juicy inside makes this the perfect recipe for those fancier family gatherings or just a weekday meal! Faster/easier than oven-roasted and packed with so much flavor... makes this a must-have recipe for your keto kitchen!
1 Net Carb for 1/2 a Cornish Hen
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Chicken recipe, Air fryer recipes, chicken for dinner, easy, easy chicken recipe, gluten free, recipe for cornish hens
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 400kcal
Author Jennifer Banz




  • Spray the inside of the air fryer with cooking spray.
  • Combine the avocado oil, and all of the seasongs in a small bowl.
  • Rub the seasoning evenly over both hens. You can even lift up the breast skin and rub some seasoning directly on the breast meat for even more flavor.
  • Place in the air fryer breast side down and cook at 360F for 35 minutes.
  • Flip the hens and cook for an additional 10 minutes to get the skin crispy.
  • The hens are finished when the internal temperature is 165F.


Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 7g