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Orange-Glazed Cornish Hens

Rated as 4.15 out of 5 Stars

"One year, I served this recipe and got nothing but raves. My family prefers these moist glazed hens instead of turkey."
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Ingredients

1 h 35 m servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. In a skillet, saute the onion, celery and almonds in butter. Add rice, sugar, salt, thyme and orange peel; mix well. Loosely stuff hens. Place, breast side up, on a rack in a shallow baking pan. In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients; spoon some over hens. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes. Cover and bake 40 minutes longer until juices run clear, brushing often with remaining glaze.

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Most helpful positive review

I made this for our christmas dinner. My husband and i liked it very much, especially with the added notes for the other reviewers. The rice was especially delicious. I used a wildrice mix an...

Most helpful critical review

It was not to my liking. I had such high hopes it would be good. I don't understand how this got so many great reviews.... Maybe I did something wrong, but I don't see how when I did it step by ...

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I made this for our christmas dinner. My husband and i liked it very much, especially with the added notes for the other reviewers. The rice was especially delicious. I used a wildrice mix an...

The rice is exceptional. I recommend adding a little garlic, sald, pepper and a little thyme to the hens to give them a little kick. Note that the recipe saids "cooked" rice so 3 cups raw does ...

This was good! I think I'll leave out the orange peel next time. There was also far too much rice to fill the hens, but that's okay because we just ate it on the side. This was really good other...

The hens were very good, and very moist, i followed the recipe exactly except i put less orange zest in the rice.

Good recipe but a little too orangeey tasting for my family. The chicken was very moist. If I make it again, I will probably leave out or not use as much orange in the rice. I have enjoyed an or...

this is an amazing recipe!!!! Quick easy goes great with potatoes and corn . 20 minute prep time a fabulous meal with out all the headache

I've made this recipe with cornish hens and a chicken and it never seems to hit the spot. But I DO LOVE the rice! I kept the rice recipe to serve with other chicken dishes. My husband and kids c...

I would try a bit of orange juice for the rice, instead of the peel. But honestly, even with the peel, this recipe gets five stars. FANTASTIC!

It was not to my liking. I had such high hopes it would be good. I don't understand how this got so many great reviews.... Maybe I did something wrong, but I don't see how when I did it step by ...