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Honey Orange Cornish Hens

Rated as 3.96 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

  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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

If you reduce the glaze in a sauce pan first it comes out nice.I also recommend seasoning your hens with s@p but thats just me. Overall easy recipe that came out delicious

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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

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 ...

If you reduce the glaze in a sauce pan first it comes out nice.I also recommend seasoning your hens with s@p but thats just me. Overall easy recipe that came out delicious

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...

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

I need to work on the ingredients for my family's taste. Probably the addition of All Spice and some type of pepper.

I found the "glaze" did not make any difference to the taste. However, when I tried the leftovers cold (with skin removed) I found the soy sauce had taken over the flavour. won't make this again.