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Apricot Ginger Game Hens

Rated as 4.24 out of 5 Stars
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"These are wonderful to serve at a party. They look beautiful and taste even better. These should be marinated overnight; just place them into the oven before guests arrive and the work is done. Have the butcher cut the birds in half lengthwise for you, down the breast bone."
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Ingredients

9 h 30 m servings 348
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. In shallow dish, mix the soy sauce, apricot preserves, ginger, garlic, wine, and sugar. Place the hens in the dish, and coat with the marinade. Cover, and allow to marinate in the refrigerator 8 hours, or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  3. Arrange the hen halves in a baking dish. Pour remaining marinade over the hens. Bake uncovered 1 hour and 15 minutes in the preheated oven, basting frequently with the marinade, until hen juices run clear.

Footnotes

  • Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 348 calories; 17.8 16.9 23.9 128 1876 Full nutrition

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These were terrific, nice and juicy! I bought them frozen and when they thawed I just cut them in half myself with a big chef's knife, no problem. I basted them with the marinade they were cook...

Most helpful critical review

this was not the flavor i was expectiong what apricot i only tasted soy sauce it was good but should be under a different name and the marinating time is important did it for 6 hours the first t...

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These were terrific, nice and juicy! I bought them frozen and when they thawed I just cut them in half myself with a big chef's knife, no problem. I basted them with the marinade they were cook...

I tasted the marinade before putting it on my hens. Too much soy! So this is what I did! Let me back up first. I bought Apricot preserves just to make this dish but when it came time to make it ...

This recipe was pretty tasty. I used boneless skinless chicken breasts instead of game hens, and my husband loved it. Next time, I think I will bread the chicken after it has been soaked in the ...

this was not the flavor i was expectiong what apricot i only tasted soy sauce it was good but should be under a different name and the marinating time is important did it for 6 hours the first t...

i used twice the amount of apricot reserve (jam actually) just a little less soy sauce, and dried ginger spice ( 10 mls). I didn't have the white wine, but this still came out tasting awesome a...

I was skeptical of this recipe at first, but I served it as the main course for Christmas dinner and it was a hit. The only thing I would to differently the next time I make this is use a rack ...

This was so easy and really delicious. My family loved them. Could easily use pork or chicken. I will certainly make this again.

These are delicious and without the jam you would not have that great sticky glaze. Perhaps those who did not care for the recipe did not use fresh ginger. It is a huge crowd pleaser.

I picked this recipe out for my husband to make for a dinner party. It came out wonderfully - and we only marinated them for 6 hours instead of overnight. Next time we make it we'll marinate f...