Honey Mustard Game Hens

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A favorite dinner at our house: Honey Mustard Game Hens

Honey Mustard Game Hens recipe from RecipeGirl.com

Honey Mustard Game Hens

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1/2 game hen)

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

  • Three 1 1/2-pound Cornish hens
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup whole grain mustard
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon or nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  1. Remove and discard giblets and necks from hens. Rinse hens under cold water; pat dry. Remove skin; trim excess fat. Split hens in half lengthwise. Sprinkle salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper over hen halves; set aside.
  2. Combine mustard and next 5 ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.
  3. Prepare grill or broiler. Place hen halves, meaty sides up, on grill rack or rack of a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; cook 15 minutes on each side or until juices run clear, basting occasionally with mustard mixture.
  • If you are preparing this recipe as gluten-free, just be sure to use a brand of mustard that is known to be GF.
  • Nutritional Information per serving (Serving size: 1/2 game hen) Calories: 164, Fat: 4.85g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Sodium: 412mg, Fiber: .23g, Protein: 25g, Cholesterol: 109mg, Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Weight Watchers POINTS per serving:  Freestyle SmartPoints: 8, Points Plus Program: 4, Old Points Program: 4
SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com (adapted slightly from Cooking Light)

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  • Jill Lucero wrote:

    Made this for Easter dinner served with grilled asparagus. It was very good and I will make it again.