Honey Orange Cornish Game Hens Food

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Orange Balsamic Rock Cornish Game Hens image

Provided by Rachael Ray : Food Network

Categories     main-dish

Time 50m

Yield 6 servings

Number Of Ingredients 7

6 hens, rinsed and pat dry
Coarse salt
Coarse black pepper
1 cup defrosted orange juice concentrate
1 cup aged balsamic vinegar
3 to 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
7 to 8 stems rosemary, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Line 2 baking pans with foil for easier cleaning. Set a baking rack in each pan. Split hens and butterfly open and place 3 hens in each baking pan. Season the hens with salt and pepper liberally. Mix the orange concentrate, balsamic vinegar and olive oil and pour evenly over the hens. Sprinkle with rosemary and roast 15 minutes at 425 degrees F and 30 minutes at 375 degrees F.


Contest-Winning Orange-Glazed Cornish Hens image

This is a wonderfully elegant entree to serve at a cozy dinner party for four. Your guests will think you spent hours in the kitchen preparing the tender golden brown hens and perfecting the full-flavored basting sauce. -Laurie Bartley, Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Dinner

Time 1h25m

Yield 4 servings.

Number Of Ingredients 10

4 Cornish game hens (20 to 24 ounces each)
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup Madeira wine, sherry or chicken broth
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice


  • Preheat oven to at 350°. Tie legs of each hen together; turn wing tips under backs. Place on a greased rack in a roasting pan. Brush with butter; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake, uncovered, for 1 hour., Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until thickened, 15 minutes. Spoon over hens. Bake until a thermometer reads 170°, about 15 minutes longer.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 682 calories, Fat 40g fat (15g saturated fat), Cholesterol 235mg cholesterol, Sodium 819mg sodium, Carbohydrate 36g carbohydrate (35g sugars, Fiber 0 fiber), Protein 35g protein.


Orange Glazed Cornish Hen image

Marinate the hens for at least an hour. While they're marinating in the refrigerator, start making the sauce.

Provided by JDP4445

Categories     Meat and Poultry Recipes     Chicken     Cornish Hen Recipes

Time 2h15m

Yield 2

Number Of Ingredients 15

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1 orange, zested and juiced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 Cornish game hens
2 cups orange juice
½ cup soy sauce
½ cup honey
¼ cup Dijon mustard
¼ cup finely diced onion
2 teaspoons ground ginger
freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Mix olive oil, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, lemon zest and juice, orange zest and juice, garlic, salt, and black pepper together in a large resealable bag. Add hens, seal bag, and coat hens with marinade. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, flipping the bag 1 or 2 times to redistribute marinade.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  • Mix orange juice, soy sauce, honey, 1/4 cup Dijon mustard, onion, ginger, and black pepper together in a bowl.
  • Remove hens from marinade and transfer to a roasting pan, discarding leftover marinade.
  • Roast hens in the preheated oven for 50 minutes. Brush hens with orange glaze and roast for 5 more minutes. Flip hens, brush with more glaze, and roast until meat is no longer pink in the center, about 5 more minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts : Calories 1234.6 calories, Carbohydrate 129.2 g, Cholesterol 302 mg, Fat 56.4 g, Fiber 6.7 g, Protein 59.6 g, SaturatedFat 13.7 g, Sodium 5663 mg, Sugar 100.3 g


Cornish Game Hens With Orange Juice and Honey image

This recipe is from a magazine and was simply called Cornish Game Hens but I added to the title to help differentiate it here. Sounds delicious but haven't made it yet but when I do, I will season the hens with some garlic powder too.

Provided by Oolala

Categories     Oranges

Time 1h10m

Yield 6 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 11

6 (20 ounce) Cornish hens, 20 oz. each, cleaned
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup butter, melted, can use margarine
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon cold water


  • To make the hens, place them on a rack in a shallow baking pan.
  • Tie legs together with kitchen cord if desired.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper(and garlic powder if using).
  • Combine the butter, orange juice and honey and spoon over the hens.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F. for 1 hour or until a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees F. and juices run clear, basting every 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile for the sauce, combine the orange juice, honey and vinegar in a small saucepan.
  • Combine the cornstarch and water in a cup until smooth; stir into the orange juice mixture.
  • Bring to a boil; cook for 1 minute or until thickened. Serve with the hens.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 809.1, Fat 26.6, SaturatedFat 9.7, Cholesterol 536.3, Sodium 635.2, Carbohydrate 21.9, Fiber 0.1, Sugar 20, Protein 114


Honey-Orange Cornish Game Hens image

These are delicious little hens with a buttery honey-orange glaze that makes them nice and crispy on the outside, and tender and juicy on the inside. This is a nice dinner to have with that special someone, served with a rice pilaf and a simple veggie dish.

Provided by EdsGirlAngie

Categories     Poultry

Time 1h6m

Yield 2 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 9

2 Cornish hens
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 orange, cut in quarters
2 cups water
1 cup honey
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup thawed orange juice concentrate


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Mix together salt, basil and allspice.
  • Sprinkle mixture inside and outside of Cornish hens.
  • Place 1/4 orange in each hen and place them in a roasting pan.
  • Add water to pan.
  • Over low heat, simmer together honey, butter and orange juice concentrate until thickened.
  • Drizzle about half the mixture over Cornish hens and roast uncovered for about 25 minutes.
  • Roast for another 25 minutes or until juices run clear and hens are not pink inside, basting with the rest of the honey-orange sauce after 10 minutes.


Roasted Cornish Game Hens Marinated in Honey and Mustard image

Provided by Food Network

Yield 2 to 4 servings

Number Of Ingredients 9

1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup grainy mustard
2 cloves garlic, chopped
5 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon dried thyme or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 Cornish game hens
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 lemon


  • Mix the honey, mustard, garlic, 3 tablespoons oil, thyme and cinnamon together in a bowl and set aside. Remove the wing tips from the hens. Roll the hens in the marinade and marinate overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Season the birds inside and out with salt and pepper. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze over each bird. Put a used lemon half in the cavity of each bird. Truss the birds.
  • Set a rack in a roasting pan and brush the rack with several tablespoons vegetable oil. Place the birds, breast side down on the oiled rack. Roast for 30 minutes. Turn the birds breast side up, reduce the heat to 350 degrees and roast an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until the hens are cooked through and the skin is brown. Allow the hens to rest 10 minutes before serving.


Cornish Game Hens with Orange and Honey image

Categories     Garlic     Onion     Roast     Orange     Red Wine     Spring     Honey     Watercress     Bon Appétit

Yield Makes 8 servings

Number Of Ingredients 10

1 1/4 cups orange juice
1 1/4 cups dry red wine
1/2 cup honey
2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 1 1/2-pound Cornish game hens, giblets removed
3 small onions, quartered
12 garlic cloves, crushed
1 bunch watercress


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Whisk first 6 ingredients in medium bowl. Pour 2 cups sauce into medium saucepan. Reserve remaining 1 cup sauce.
  • Rinse hens inside and out. Pat hens dry with paper towels. Cut and scrape off any visible fat from hens. Sprinkle inside and out with salt and pepper. Place 3 onion quarters and 3 garlic cloves in cavity of each hen. Arrange hens on rack on large rimmed baking sheet.
  • Roast hens 10 minutes. Baste with reserved 1 cup sauce. Continue roasting until hens are golden and juices run clear when thickest part of thigh is pierced, basting often with pan juices and reserved 1 cup sauce, about 45 minutes longer.
  • Transfer hens to cutting board; tent with foil to keep warm. Transfer pan juices to 4-cup glass measuring cup. Spoon fat off top of pan juices. Pour pan juices into 2 cups sauce in saucepan. Boil until sauce is reduced to 1 1/2 cups, about 12 minutes.
  • Discard onions and garlic from hen cavities. Using poultry shears, cut hens in half lengthwise. Remove backbones. Spoon some sauce onto plates. Place hens atop sauce. Garnish with watercress. Serve with remaining sauce.


Light Honey-Glazed Cornish Hens image

Recipe for low-fat honey glazed Cornish hens with orange juice, garlic, soy sauce, thyme, onion, and honey.

Provided by Diana Rattray

Categories     Entree     Dinner

Time 1h

Yield 4

Number Of Ingredients 13

2 Cornish game hens (about 1 1/2 lbs each)
1 teaspoon fresh orange peel (grated)
1/4 cup orange juice concentrate (thawed, undiluted)
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 cloves garlic (crushed and minced)
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
2 tsp. oil or non-stick cooking spray
1/2 cup onion (chopped)
Optional Garnish: fresh orange wedges
1 teaspoon cornstarch mixed with 1 teaspoon water (cold)


  • Gather the ingredients. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Place game hens breast-side down ​on a cutting board and cut in half along the backbone. Remove skin and trim excess fat.
  • In a small microwave-safe dish, combine orange peel, lemon juice, orange juice concentrate, soy sauce, honey, garlic, onion powder, and thyme. Bring to boiling point in a microwave oven; set aside.
  • Lightly grease a baking dish or spray with cooking spray.
  • Divide chopped onion into 4 portions in baking dish; place hens bone-side down on onions.
  • Pour orange juice mixture over hens.
  • Bake hens in preheated oven for 45 minutes, basting every 10 to 15 minutes with cooking juices. If they brown too quickly, cover them loosely with aluminum foil.
  • When hens are done, remove from baking dish, onions and all, to warm dinner plates.
  • If desired, garnish with orange slices. Skim fat off juices in baking dish. If desired, thicken pan juices with a teaspoon of cornstarch mixed with 1 teaspoon of cold water. Serve juices on the side.
  • Serve with hot cooked rice and a green vegetable. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts : Calories 967 kcal, Carbohydrate 16 g, Cholesterol 446 mg, Fiber 1 g, Protein 77 g, SaturatedFat 17 g, Sodium 661 mg, Sugar 11 g, Fat 64 g, ServingSize 4 servings, UnsaturatedFat 0 g


Moroccan-Style Cornish Game Hens image

Categories     Chicken     Game     Poultry     Vegetable     Roast     Dinner     Spice     Carrot     Fall     Winter     Bon Appétit     Paleo     Dairy Free     Wheat/Gluten-Free     Peanut Free     Tree Nut Free     Soy Free     Kosher

Yield Makes 4 servings

Number Of Ingredients 14

1 tablespoon cumin seeds
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
2 teaspoons cardamom seeds (from about 1 1/2 tablespoons cardamom pods)
2 teaspoons fennel seeds
1 teaspoon whole cloves
1/2 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 Cornish game hens (each 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 pounds), rinsed, patted dry
1 pound carrots, peeled, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices
1/2 cup chicken stock or canned low-salt chicken broth
Orange-Honey Sauce


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Finely grind first 7 ingredients in spice grinder or coffee grinder. Transfer to small bowl. Whisk in orange juice, oil and garlic. (Spice mixture can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.)
  • Rub spice mixture all over hens; place hens in large roasting pan. Sprinkle hens inside and out with salt and pepper. Tie legs together to hold shape. Arrange carrots in pan around hens. Sprinkle carrots with salt and pepper. Roast 30 minutes. Add stock to roasting pan. Roast hens until juices run clear when thickest part of thigh is pierced and carrots are tender, basting hens occasionally with pan juices, about 35 minutes longer. Place 1 hen on each of 4 plates. Arrange carrots alongside. Spoon warm Orange-Honey Sauce over and serve.


Juicy Cornish Game Hens image

Make and share this Juicy Cornish Game Hens recipe from Food.com.

Provided by Chuck in Killbuck

Categories     Poultry

Time 1h

Yield 4 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 6

4 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons honey
4 teaspoons chili powder
1 tablespoon orange juice
2 Cornish hens, halved
salt and pepper, to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Melt butter and stir in honey and chili powder; mixing well.
  • Stir in orange juice, salt and pepper and remove from heat.
  • Cut each hen into two halves.
  • Rinse well and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Place hens in baking dish, skin side down, and place in oven for 6-8 minutes.
  • Turn hens over and baste generously with all of the mixture.
  • Bake for approximately 45 minutes or until well browned.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 297.6, Fat 15.9, SaturatedFat 8.4, Cholesterol 139.3, Sodium 227.6, Carbohydrate 14.7, Fiber 1, Sugar 13.4, Protein 24.5


Cornish Game Hens With Orange Sauce image

Cornish games with orange sauce is an elegant, but easy recipe. It is perfect for dinner parties as it allows the cook ample time to enjoy guests while preparing. Served with buttered broccoli or asparagus and sautéed onions/red pepper it is visually appealing as well.

Provided by JOHN TYLER

Categories     Poultry

Time 1h25m

Yield 4 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 6

4 Cornish hens, thawed, rinsed and patted dry
4 oranges


  • Preheat oven to 500°F.
  • Prepare hens by rubbing mixture of salt and pepper into skin liberally.
  • Place on cookie sheet, breast side up.
  • Roast for 15 minutes at 500°F.
  • Remove from oven and turn breast down; pour 1 1/2 cups water over hens.
  • Turn oven down to 425°F and continue to cook for 1/2 hour.
  • Meanwhile, use a zester to obtain orange peel without cutting into pith of fruit.
  • Slice oranges in half and squeeze juice.
  • Place juice in saucepan with zest and heat thoroughly (do not boil).
  • Remove hens from oven and turn breast-side up and continue cooking for additional 1/2 hour (total cooking time is 1 hour 15 minutes).
  • Blend cornstarch with orange juice/zest mixture and heat to thicken, stirring constantly.
  • To serve: Place hen on plate and pour sauce over. Sprinkle with additional orange zest and parsley.


Honey-Herb Cornish Game Hens image

I saw this in a magazine and thought it looked absolutely delicious. It would make a very fancy romantic meal or even be great for a dinner party with friends. I love the idea of using Cornish hens because of the combo of dark and white meat. The hens are baked, but I want to try them on the grill when it gets warm.

Provided by Redneck Epicurean

Categories     Whole Chicken

Time 1h15m

Yield 8 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 8

4 (1 1/2 lb) rock cornish game hens, 6 lbs total
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped
2 teaspoons fresh oregano, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • Rinse and pat dry hens. Cut out the backbone and split through the breastbone. Trim any excess skin or fat.
  • Place oil in a shallow pan and heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, honey, thyme, and oregano. Season hens with salt and pepper.
  • Once pan is heated, place hens skin side down and brush with half of the honey mixture.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Flip hens and brush with remaining honey mixture. Bake 20-30 minutes longer, or until internal temperature reaches 180 degrees. Place on a platter.
  • Drain drippings into a fat separator or skim as much fat as possible. Serve with hens.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 930.2, Fat 65.4, SaturatedFat 17.6, Cholesterol 446.1, Sodium 363.6, Carbohydrate 5, Fiber 0.2, Sugar 4.4, Protein 75.9


Honey Roasted Cornish Game Hens image

This is a recipe from an old home economics cook book, but it's one I love to make. It is great served with wild rice. Make sure hen is tender before adding honey mixture or the meat will burn. The recipe is for one Cornish Hen, but I couldn't get the software to accept it the way I tried to enter it.

Provided by Good Cook Wanda

Categories     Poultry

Time 1h30m

Yield 2 hen halves, 2 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 5

1 1/2 lbs Cornish hens
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
1 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 teaspoons honey


  • Split hen in half. Wash and pat dry. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper. Brush both sides with 3 Tbs butter.
  • Place breast side down on a rack in a shallow pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes.
  • Turn. Brush with butter and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Mix honey with 1 1/2 Tbs melted butter. Brush half the mixture on the hen. Bake for 15 minutes. Turn and brush with remaining honey mixture. Bake for 15 minutes longer.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 1224.6, Fat 103.4, SaturatedFat 61.2, Cholesterol 553.9, Sodium 885.5, Carbohydrate 4.3, Sugar 4.3, Protein 69.2

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