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Grilled Game Hens Texas Style

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Grilled game hens texas style is a spicy meat preparation that can be prepared with chicken too. Cooked on the grill with a tomato sauce mix, it is flavored with a medley of spices. With garlic powder, chili powder, paprik and cayenne pepper to taste, the game hens are cooked over charcoal till fork tender.
  Tomato sauce 8 Ounce
  Vegetable oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chili powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Paprika 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cornish game hens 4 , cut into halves (1 to 1 1/2 pounds each)

In small bowl, combine all ingredients except game hens.
Brush hens generously with tomato mixture.
Grill hens, on covered grill, over medium-hot with Mesquite Charcoal Briquets 45 to 50 minutes or until fork-tender, brushing frequently with tomato mixture.

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Main Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2540 Calories from Fat 1717

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 192 g294.8%

Saturated Fat 44.8 g223.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 965.6 mg321.9%

Sodium 686.3 mg28.6%

Total Carbohydrates 28 g9.4%

Dietary Fiber 8.3 g33.2%

Sugars 13.3 g

Protein 169 g337.8%

Vitamin A 152.4% Vitamin C 73.4%

Calcium 16.9% Iron 64.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Grilled Game Hens Texas Style Recipe