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Honey Orange Cornish Hens

Rated as 3.95 out of 5 Stars
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"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."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 193
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  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.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 193 calories; 10.5 10.9 13.4 75 488 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This was the first time I have prepared cornish hens. I liked the flavor and was so easy. The "glaze" you brush on hens was quite runny; not a glaze at all. Overall, this was a flavorful and eas...

Most helpful critical review

Not to my liking. Maybe better if vinegar amt reduced by half or quarter and honey increased somewhat.

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This was the first time I have prepared cornish hens. I liked the flavor and was so easy. The "glaze" you brush on hens was quite runny; not a glaze at all. Overall, this was a flavorful and eas...

i'm preparing Cornish hens as i type this. i didn't have OJ on hand, so i used 3 TBSP of orange marmalade thinned out with 1 TSP of hot water. i used the recommended amount of honey, 1 TBSP of s...

Made it today 6/27/13 for supper all was great until the glaze started to burn so took birds out of pan and put into another saved it from tasting burnt. My wife loved it I will try again

By far my favorite!! The recipe is perfect just the way it is.

Didn't have cornish hen, so tried it on four chicken wings. Delicious! Scarfed them down at an embarrassingly fast rate.

This was very good and easy. I did modify the glaze however, I added a tablespoon of dark brown sugar, then cooked it down in a sauce pan. The brown sugar and cooking it down turns it into a ...

I used this recipe for a package of chicken thighs and it worked great! Modifications: a) I had a dozen thighs, so ingredients x 4; b) I marinated the thighs overnight in the sauce - no need t...

This was tender and juicy. The taste was great. I would add a little seasoning to the hens first next time but overall really good!

Not to my liking. Maybe better if vinegar amt reduced by half or quarter and honey increased somewhat.