YIELDS: 6 Servings PREP TIME: 10 mins COOK TIME: 40 mins TOTAL TIME: 50 mins

These grilled teriyaki game hens are super simple and bursting with flavor! A great option if you're tired of grilled chicken!


3 game hens (or small chickens)
1 ½ cups soy sauce
1 tbsp puréed ginger
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp fish sauce
½ white onion, diced
⅓ cup brown sugar
Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste

Large Ziploc bag 
Large bowl
Instant read thermometer


  1. Cut the game hens in half and place in a large ziploc bag.
  2. Combine the ingredients for the marinade in a large bowl and whisk until well combined.
  3. Pour into the ziploc bag with the hens and refrigerate for 3-4 hours, preferably overnight.
  4. Remove the game hens from the fridge and allow to come to room temperature about 1-2 hours before grilling.
  5. Preheat your grill and lightly oil the grates.
  6. Place the hens, cut side down, onto the grill and cook for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Flip the hens and continue cooking for about 15-20 minutes, or until an internal temperature of 165°F is reached.
  8. Let rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.