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Whiskey Brined Game Hens

Whiskey Brined Game Hens

Whiskey Brined Game Hens | Dads That Cook

By Jason Glover

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Whiskey Brined BBQ'd game hens are the way to go! The flavors from the Whiskey brine plus using a coke can adds a tons of moisture making the hens so tasty!

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Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 10 mins

Whiskey Brine
 1 gal water
 1 cup kosher salt
 2 cups granulated sugar
 ½ cup brown sugar
 2 tbsp garlic - diced
 2 tbsp peppercorns
 3 bay leaves
 2 cups Honey Whiskey
 1 orange cut in quarters
GAME HENS
 2 game hens

BRINING
1

Take whiskey and boil reducing it by half.

2

Add garlic, salt, sugar, brown sugar, peppercorns, and bay leaves.

3

Add a few cups of water and stir until sugar and salt are incorporated.

4

Add the rest of your water. Bring to boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add 5- 8 ice cubes.

5

Once cool you can add your poultry. You can speed up the cooling process by placing in the fridge or freezer 8 - 24 hrs.

BBQING GAME HENS
6

Pre-Heat your grill to 400*

7

Once the game hens have brined... take them out of the fridge and pat them dry with a paper towel. Let them set out to get to room temperature.

8

Use a coke can or beer (with the coke in it) and insert it into the opening of the hen.

9

Place the hens in the BBQ and let them do their thing. Pull the hens out when they hit 165* internal temperature about 1 hour cooking time.

10

Serve and enjoy!

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Ingredients

Whiskey Brine
 1 gal water
 1 cup kosher salt
 2 cups granulated sugar
 ½ cup brown sugar
 2 tbsp garlic - diced
 2 tbsp peppercorns
 3 bay leaves
 2 cups Honey Whiskey
 1 orange cut in quarters
GAME HENS
 2 game hens

Directions

BRINING
1

Take whiskey and boil reducing it by half.

2

Add garlic, salt, sugar, brown sugar, peppercorns, and bay leaves.

3

Add a few cups of water and stir until sugar and salt are incorporated.

4

Add the rest of your water. Bring to boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add 5- 8 ice cubes.

5

Once cool you can add your poultry. You can speed up the cooling process by placing in the fridge or freezer 8 - 24 hrs.

BBQING GAME HENS
6

Pre-Heat your grill to 400*

7

Once the game hens have brined... take them out of the fridge and pat them dry with a paper towel. Let them set out to get to room temperature.

8

Use a coke can or beer (with the coke in it) and insert it into the opening of the hen.

9

Place the hens in the BBQ and let them do their thing. Pull the hens out when they hit 165* internal temperature about 1 hour cooking time.

10

Serve and enjoy!

Whiskey Brined Game Hens

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