Apricot-Glazed Cornish Hens


The sweetness from the apricot preserves combined with Sriracha adds a nice twist on the traditional roasted cornish hen.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
2 hens


  • cooking spray

  • 1 cup apricot preserves

  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 2 (1 1/4 pound) Cornish game hens

  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil

  • mango-habanero seasoning to taste

  • 4 sprigs fresh basil, or to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray a cookie sheet generously with cooking spray.

  2. Combine apricot preserves, Sriracha, Worcestershire, and butter in a small pot and melt over medium heat. Stir constantly to prevent from sticking.

  3. Clean hens and pat dry with paper towels. Coat outsides and insides with oil. Season with mango-habanero seasoning; insert sprigs of basil inside of the hens.

  4. Place hens on the prepared cookie sheet and cover with foil.

  5. Cook in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove foil and baste with apricot glaze. Put back in the oven and cook until no longer pink in the centers, about 15 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone, should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

386 Calories
10g Fat
53g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 386
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 314mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 10mg 48%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 355mg 8%

* 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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