Orange Glazed Cornish Game Hens

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Nice recipe for a Sunday night dinner: Orange Glazed Cornish Game Hens


Orange- Glazed Cornish Game Hens

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time:20 min

Cook Time:1 hour


1 small onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon orange zest
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
2 tablespoons honey
4 teaspoons cornstarch
3 one pound Cornish Game hens, split lengthwise
1 medium orange, cut into 6 wedges
orange slices for garnish


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Spray a small saucepan with nonstick spray coating. For sauce, cook onion and garlic in the saucepan until onion is tender.

3. In a small bowl, stir together chicken broth, orange zest, orange juice, honey and cornstarch. Stir into onion mixture in saucepan. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat.

4. Rinse hen halves; pat dry. In a shallow roasting pan place each hen half atop one orange wedge. Baste with some of the sauce.

5. Roast hens for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until tender and no longer pink. Baste hen halves with sauce after 30 minutes.

6. Transfer hen halves to a serving platter. If necessary, reheat remaining sauce and serve with hen halves. If desired, garnish with orange slices.


*Use kitchen shears to cut hens in half. A good bread knife will also cut through the hens (but may dull the blade).
*If you are preparing this recipe as gluten-free, just be sure to use a brand of chicken broth that is known to be GF.


More cornish game hen recipes you might enjoy:
Marinated Cornish Game Hens by Reluctant Entertainer
Cranberry- Stuffed Cornish Hens by RecipeGirl
Herb-Roasted Cornish Game Hens by A Hint of Honey
Honey Mustard Game Hens by RecipeGirl
Butter-Roasted Cornish Hens by Bell’alimento

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