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Orange Cornish Hen for Two

Orange Cornish Hen for Two

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misty

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

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  • 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

Directions

  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.
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Reviews

ellie
18
11/5/2012

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 preferences and lowering the temperature to 350 degrees F for the last 30 - 40 minutes. Served this with Basmati rice and glazed carrots....Very tender and tasty and great for company....I forgot to mention I did make this for 4 people so I adjusted the ingredients accordingly.

TARAB1
14
11/16/2012

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 easy recipe!

manella
11
11/12/2012

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.