How To Turn Cornish Hen Into A Delicious Instant Pot Recipe

Updated on January 20, 2021

Cornish hen is a popular food among some American families. The Cornish game hen dates back to the 1950s, at which time it was developed during a breeding practice. Alphonsine and Jacques Markowsky, both farmers from Connecticut, were believed to be responsible for the breeding of these small birds. Since then, the popularity of the Cornish game hen as soared, especially in the Northern states. 

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Today the Cornish game hen can be found in a broad range of American recipes. These recipes combine the small bird with bacon, onions, rice, broccoli, carrots, and other ingredients. Various cooking methods are also utilized to prepare the recipes.

Preserving The Most Flavors

While nearly every cooking method none to humans is utilized to prepare Cornish hen recipes, the results vary greatly. For example, the baking recipe can sometimes leave the meat tough and dry, depending on the cooking time recommendation. The boiling method, on the other, has been shown to remove a big percentage of the natural flavors, resulting in a bland taste.

To preserve the most flavors, it is recommended to utilize an instant. While only a small appliance, the instant pot is powerful, with various cooking methods. These include steam, saute, and pressure. Better yet, you can select the Poultry feature to achieve maximum flavor. This feature is specific for poultry, such as duck, turkey, goose, and the Cornish game hen.

Quick But Cooked Evenly

If you enjoy preparing Cornish game hen recipes from scratch, you know there are some risks involved in the process. The most common risk has to do with pathogens, which can be found in raw Cornish game hen and other types of meat. 

To avoid the risk of exposure, it is recommended to utilize a preparation technique to minimize contamination with other food, utensils, and ingredients. It is also recommended to cook all meat thoroughly and evenly. Unfortunately, some food preparation techniques do not offer thorough cooking without a few downsides. For example, to achieve an evenly prepared Cornish game hen utilizing the baking method, there is the risk of the meat coming out dry, tough, overcooked, and aesthetically unappealing.

Fortunately, this is rarely the case when utilizing an instant pot. If you opt to utilize a pressure cooker Cornish hen recipe, the outcome is nearly perfect every time. As long as you follow the recipe directions to a tee, the results will be the same every time. What are these results? No other than delicious, tasty, juicy, and perfect. 

Less Preparation Required

It can take anywhere between 15 to 60 minutes or longer to prepare a single Cornish game hen recipe. This is especially true when opting to utilize the deep fry, baking, searing, and braising. Take a closer look at a deep-fry poultry recipe, which almost always calls for a batter. The batter must be prepared in advance, utilizing a variety of ingredients, including salt, pepper, flour, egg, milk, baking powder, water, and garlic.

When you utilize the instant pot, additional preparation is not always necessary to achieve a great result.

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