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Sunday, May 25, 2014

#ad Grilled Cornish Hens with Teriyaki Mango Salsa #Recipe

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#ad Grilled Cornish Hens with Teriyaki Mango Salsa #Recipe.  Chicken Seasoning, chicken marinade, spatchcocking, spatchcocking chicken

Once summer shows her face we throw our food on the grill whenever possible.  Recently, we decided to try something new for our summer dinners.  This weekend we grilled up and devoured some Tyson Cornish Hens paired with a Kikkoman Teriyaki chicken marinade and topped with a Teriyaki Mango Salsa.  Oh goodness...this recipe might sound complicated but here's the truth...it isn't and we will be doing this dinner again soon.  

#ad Grilled Cornish Hens with Teriyaki Mango Salsa #Recipe.  Chicken Seasoning, chicken marinade, spatchcocking, spatchcocking chicken

I decided to use the Kikkoman Teriyaki as is for our marinade.  I am a big fan of easy prep work and using this pre-made chicken marinade made this dinner idea even better.  Both the Twin Pack of Tyson Cornish Hens and the Kikkoman Teriyaki Sauce can be found at Walmart.  Make sure you head to your local Walmart after June 1st because there will be a $2 off coupon for anyone who purchases the Cornish Game Hen Twin Pack and a 10 ounce bottle of Kikkoman sauce together!  The Neck hanger coupon will be on the Kikkoman bottle beginning June 1st while supplies last!  

#ad Grilled Cornish Hens with Teriyaki Mango Salsa #Recipe.  Chicken Seasoning, chicken marinade, spatchcocking, spatchcocking chicken

Cornish Hens aren't usually grilled but like I said, we LOVE to grill.  Honestly, turning on an oven in the middle of summer makes me crazy!  I do not like to add more heat to our home when I am already hot!  This was the first time we had grilled these hens so we also had to learn how to properly grill them.  

Spatchcocking...have you heard of that before?  We hadn't but when I looked up how to best and quickly grill Cornish Hens this word was in every link.  So...we learned to Spactchcock our Hens.  I made the man of the house do this part.  

#ad Grilled Cornish Hens with Teriyaki Mango Salsa #Recipe.  Chicken Seasoning, chicken marinade, spatchcocking, spatchcocking chicken

To spatchcock chicken you should have the chicken completely thawed and ready for grilling.  Step One - using sharp kitchen shears cut the breastbone out of the chicken.  

#ad Grilled Cornish Hens with Teriyaki Mango Salsa #Recipe.  Chicken Seasoning, chicken marinade, spatchcocking, spatchcocking chicken

Step two - flip the chicken over.  Notice how flat the bird is?  This is why spatchcocking chicken helps you quickly grill your hen.  Basically by doing this you are butterflying the Cornish Hens. 

#ad Grilled Cornish Hens with Teriyaki Mango Salsa #Recipe.  Chicken Seasoning, chicken marinade, spatchcocking, spatchcocking chicken

Step three - with the kitchen shears remove the backbone of the chicken.  Spatchcocking complete!

#ad Grilled Cornish Hens with Teriyaki Mango Salsa #Recipe.  Chicken Seasoning, chicken marinade, spatchcocking, spatchcocking chicken

For our marinade we used a gallon size zip-lock bag.  Placed the hens into the bag and then put about 1 cup of the Kikkoman Teriyaki sauce into the bag, covering the meat completely.  Sealed the zip-lock and placed in the refrigerator for about 4 hours.  

#ad Grilled Cornish Hens with Teriyaki Mango Salsa #Recipe.  Chicken Seasoning, chicken marinade, spatchcocking, spatchcocking chicken

We grilled our marinaded Cornish Hens for about 15 minutes on each side of the hen.  We like to grill directly on the grill to get that grilled taste!  Yum!!  The moment the chicken hit the grill it smelled amazing.  The Kikkoman Teriyaki aroma filled our deck and we were instantly ready for dinner!  

#ad Grilled Cornish Hens with Teriyaki Mango Salsa #Recipe.  Chicken Seasoning, chicken marinade, spatchcocking, spatchcocking chicken

Delicious!  The Grilled Cornish Hens looked fantastic on the grill.  As the hubby was grilling these beauties I was inside preparing our Grilled Cornish Hen topping.  Another easy yet taste bud exciting recipe!

Teriyaki Mango Salsa 
Free Printable Recipe here 

#ad Grilled Cornish Hens with Teriyaki Mango Salsa #Recipe.  Chicken Seasoning, chicken marinade, spatchcocking, spatchcocking chicken

Ingredients:

1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 white onion, diced
1 mango, peeled and diced
1/4 jalapeno pepper, diced
1 avocado, diced
juice of one lime
1 - 10 ounce can of crushed pineapple
1/4 cup of chopped cilantro
1/2 cup Kikkoman Teriyaki Sauce 

#ad Grilled Cornish Hens with Teriyaki Mango Salsa #Recipe.  Chicken Seasoning, chicken marinade, spatchcocking, spatchcocking chicken

Directions:

1.  Prep all of the ingredients as directed.

2.  Put all ingredients into a food processor EXCEPT the Avocado.
3.  Blend until Salsa consistency.  

4.  When ready to serve on Grilled Cornish Hens top the hens with the salsa and then add the chopped avocado.  

#ad Grilled Cornish Hens with Teriyaki Mango Salsa #Recipe.  Chicken Seasoning, chicken marinade, spatchcocking, spatchcocking chicken

When we sat down to dinner I instantly felt like we had found a perfect summer dinner.  We used the grill and we had fresh fruits and veggies on our plate.  The colors were fantastic and the taste was perfect.  The Grilled Cornish Hens were a hit with the kids too.  I think the simple yet flavorful Kikkoman Teriyaki sauce was just enough flavor for the kids.  Chicken is always a hit with them but this time they both wanted seconds!  WIN!!  The extra punch of flavor for the adults came with the Teriyaki Mango Salsa topping!  SO GOOD and a great companion to the Tyson Cornish Hens.

#ad Grilled Cornish Hens with Teriyaki Mango Salsa #Recipe.  Chicken Seasoning, chicken marinade, spatchcocking, spatchcocking chicken

I hope you and your family get to enjoy these Tyson Grilled Cornish Hens with Kikkoman Teriyaki Mango Salsa soon.  Get that coupon and get to grilling!!  


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9 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious! Would love to try this soon.

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  2. Yum, this looks delicious! I haven't had a cornish game hen in YEARS, so I may have to pick some up!

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  3. Drooling over that salsa! Thanks for sharing! We grill out 99.9% of the time so can't wait to make these!

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  4. This looks so good. I'm so glad you taught me how to grill a Cornish Hen! This is such a great idea for a meal.

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  5. Wow, this looks delicious! We love to grill, and this looks like it would be fun to make!

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  6. My kids devour anything made with teriyaki sauce so I will definitely be trying this recipe out!!!
    Thanks for sharing!
    -Tara
    http://www.pookasfamily.com/2014/05/etsy-addiction-pinnate-bebe-giveaway.html

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  7. This looks so yummy! I love mangos

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  8. I am totally going to try this not that my parents bought me a girt for my house warming present.

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