Orange Cornish Hen for Two

Orange Cornish Hen for Two

misty 28

"This is a perfect dinner for two or can be doubled for company. Serve with wild rice."


1 h 20 m servings 571 cals
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Original recipe yields 2 servings



  • Calories:
  • 571 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 21.2 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs:
  • 69.9g
  • 23%
  • Protein:
  • 28 g
  • 56%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 151 mg
  • 50%
  • Sodium:
  • 1575 mg
  • 63%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Season hen with salt and black pepper; place in a roasting pan.
  3. Roast hen in the preheated oven until partially cooked, 25 to 30 minutes.
  4. Mix orange juice concentrate, honey, and ketchup in a saucepan; bring to a boil and cook until syrup consistency, 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Baste hen with orange glaze; continue roasting, basting every ten minutes, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone reads 180 degrees F (82 degrees C), 35 to 40 more minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 29 Ratings


Tried this for the first time for company and it was a success. So simple, classic and tasty. The only changes I made to the recipe included adding a bit more pepper due to personal preference...

This was delicious! I made as is, except I made 2 hens, so doubled everything. I also cooked about 10 minutes more than stated since I had 2 hens and it was perfect. Thanks for a yummy and ea...

Made this, did not change a thing, loved it.We use to make cornish hens years ago,they were never this tasty.Thanks misty for posting this.It is a keeper.Will be making it again.

Hi, I tried this recipe the other night for supper, and I am always looking for new ways to "dress up" chicken,and this was highly recommended and I am so glad that I tried it, here is what I li...

I just started cooking and made cornish hens for the first time last week. The only thing I did differently was to use a Bruschetta Chicken spice rub on the hens during the initial roasting ste...

Made this for a special dinner during the Thanksgiving holiday and everyone loved it. The only change I made was to make the recipe for six people. Made a beautiful presentation and a deliciou...

A flavorful treat; the glaze gives a beautiful orange color to the final dish and an impressive presentation for a special dinner. I cooked at a lower temp as suggested by others.

Really simple sauce to make. I did make a couple of changes to accommodate what I had in the house without having to make yet another trip to the grocery store. I made 3 hens and if you double...

This recipe was great! I cooked four birds instead of just two because we were having this for Christmas dinner with relatives. I cut some onions and carrots into chunks and threw them into the ...