how long to cook cornish hens in instant pot

how long to cook cornish hens in instant pot

How to cook Cornish Hens in an Instant Pot

Cornish hens are a delicious, juicy addition to any meal. You can cook them in the oven, on the stove-top, or even in an Instant Pot. Here’s how to cook Cornish hens in an Instant Pot:


  • 2 Cornish Hens, about 1/2 pound each
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • Fresh herbs and spices such as parsley, rosemary, thyme, garlic, etc (optional)


  1. Wash the Cornish hens and pat them dry with a paper towel.
  2. Rub the hens with butter, salt, and pepper, and place them in the Instant Pot.
  3. Pour in the chicken broth and add your favorite herbs and spices, if desired.
  4. Close the lid securely and press the “Poultry” button.
  5. Set the timer for 10 minutes.
  6. When the timer beeps, carefully release the pressure from the Instant Pot and open the lid.
  7. Check the hens to make sure they are cooked through before serving. Enjoy!

With this simple recipe, you can have delicious Cornish hens ready to enjoy in no time!