Honey Orange Cornish Hens


An easy dish that looks like you've spent all day cooking and has a fabulous taste. Your family or friends will rave about it, and we don't need to tell them how easy it was to make. It has only 5 ingredients.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 servings


  • 1 Cornish game hens, halved lengthwise

  • ¼ cup orange juice

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Place game hen halves with skin sides up into a 9x13-inch roasting pan.

  3. Roast hens in the preheated oven for 35 minutes.

  4. Stir orange juice, honey, soy sauce, and vinegar together in a small bowl; brush mixture over hens.

  5. Roast hens for 5 more minutes and baste again with orange juice mixture. Roast until skin is browned and meat is no longer pink inside, about 10 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

193 Calories
11g Fat
11g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 193
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 488mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 8mg 41%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 195mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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