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With September just around the corner, it’s safe to say that summer is over!! My son started school on Monday so the lazy days of summer are behind us and the hustle of the new school year is upon us. I broke out my grill a few days ago, which makes a total of 4 times that I will have grilled this summer! Guava Cornish Hens-1-3It dawned on me that I didn’t take advantage of grilling season and it will soon be over so I picked up 2 Tyson® Cornish Hens from Walmart with the intention of tossing it on the grill with corn and topping them with my Guava Glaze. I also picked up a bottle of Kikkoman® Soy Sauce to add to my glaze; they have a wide variety of sauces that are perfect for grilling.Guava Cornish Hens-1 (2)
I’ve been meaning to share this guava glaze recipe with you for quite some time because it’s amazing and is also great on roasted chicken wings and pork chops. The base of the glaze is guava paste, lots of garlic and lime and Kikkoman® Soy Sauce to balance the sweet. Did you know that these tiny birds are excellent on the grill? It cooked up in no time and was extremely juicy. Guava Cornish Hens-1-14The trick is to start cooking over direct heat, then move to indirect heat and cook until the juices run clear. I usually cook Cornish hens only on special occasions but why can’t everyday be special? No need to wait until the holidays to enjoy these tiny birds. I also love that it’s all natural and has no hormones or steroids!Guava Cornish Hens-1-6 Another tip for success would be to add the glaze in the last minute or two of cook or it will burn. The glaze is completely cooked and because it has high sugar content, can burn easily. This recipe is a winner and as always simple! Guava Cornish Hens-1-5
Be sure to check out more delicious ways to grill up the Tyson® Cornish Hens and ideas for using Kikkoman® Sauces in your favorite recipes here.




  1. August 26, 2015 / 3:50 pm

    This glaze sounds amazing and grilling these hens sounds like fun. It’s a great way to bring an amazing dinner to the weeknight. [client]