Tyson Feature Recipe: Aegean Grilled Cornish Hens, Mediterranean Salad & Tzatziki Sauce

- Tyson Feature Recipe: Aegean Grilled Cornish Hens,
Mediterranean Salad & Tzatziki Sauce

Serving size: 4
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 50 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Aegean Grilled Cornish
2 Tyson® Premium Cornish Hens without Giblets, thawed

Aegean Compound Butter
1 stick unsalted butter (½ cup), softened
1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest (2 lemons)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
2 teaspoons course sea salt
½ teaspoon Tone’s® Ground Black Pepper
1 teaspoon Tone’s® Garlic Powder
½ teaspoon Tone’s® Onion Powder
½ teaspoon dried rosemary
1½ teaspoons dried thyme
1½ teaspoons dried parsley
1½ teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
½ teaspoon fennel seed
1 teaspoon dried marjoram

•Preheat grill to medium-high. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients for compound butter, set aside.
•Cut each hen down the backbone, and spread flat on cutting board. Slip your hand between the meat and skin on breast and thigh sections to loosen. Spread half of seasoning mixture evenly under the skin of each hen.
•Place hens on grill, back-side down. Close grill and cook 20-25 minutes. Turn hens using tongs; continue cooking for 20-25 minutes longer or until the internal temperature reaches 180°F.

Mediterranean Salad
1 cucumber, seeded & diced
1 tomato, chopped
2 ½ tablespoons feta crumbles
Spinach and arugula mix
Fresh chopped dill, to taste
½ red onion, chopped
½ lemon, juiced
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Tone’s® Salt, to taste

•Toss all ingredients together in a salad serving dish.

Tzatziki Sauce
1 cucumber, seeded & diced
½ cup Greek yogurt
¼ cup feta crumbles
2 tablespoons capers
2 tablespoons honey
Fresh chopped dill, to taste
2 tablespoons Tone’s® Salt

•Using a whisk, combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
•Serve over chicken.

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