A tasty, different way to prepare Cornish hens!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 20 mins
additional:
8 hrs 5 mins
total:
9 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 Cornish hens
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, honey, lemon juice, garlic, black pepper, and ginger in a large resealable plastic bag. Add Cornish hens. Seal and marinate in the refrigerator for 8 hours.

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a metal rack and set inside a roasting pan.

  • Transfer hens from the plastic bag to a flat work surface; tie legs together with kitchen twine. Place hens on the prepared rack.

  • Pour marinade into a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat.

  • Roast hens in the preheated oven, basting occasionally with marinade, until juices run clear, about 1 hour. Cover loosely with aluminum foil. Continue roasting until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone, reads 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), about 15 minute more.

  • Cover hens with aluminum foil. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

655 calories; protein 53.1g; carbohydrates 12.8g; fat 42g; cholesterol 302.3mg; sodium 1342.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2018
23.18 Well I have to say that there was no Asian flavor at all in this hen even tthough I marinated for 9 hours. But I also would like to say that this was a really tasty dinner. I followed the recipe exactly and basted every 15 minutes. but this was just like eating a really good roasted cornish hen. Not bad but not as anticipated either. Read More
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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2018
23.18 Well I have to say that there was no Asian flavor at all in this hen even tthough I marinated for 9 hours. But I also would like to say that this was a really tasty dinner. I followed the recipe exactly and basted every 15 minutes. but this was just like eating a really good roasted cornish hen. Not bad but not as anticipated either. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2020
We really enjoyed this different take on Cornish hens. I cooked 2 but used the same amount of marinade and it didn't seem too much. I marinated them overnight so I did not baste them, and I squeezed half a lemon over them and then stuffed them with the lemon halves. They came out very dark but were delicious. I will make them again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2017
Delicious! Keep an eye out for over browning toward the end. The skin was tasty and crisp and the birds quite moist. a definite do-again for Me. Read More
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