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Apricot Ginger Game Hens

Apricot Ginger Game Hens

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    1 h 15 m
  • Ready In

    9 h 30 m
CYNDY

CYNDY

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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  • Calories:
  • 348 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 17.8 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.9g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 23.9 g
  • 48%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 128 mg
  • 43%
  • Sodium:
  • 1876 mg
  • 75%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  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.
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Reviews

DAISYKATZ99
14

DAISYKATZ99

11/27/2004

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 cooking in,about every 15 minutes while they were baking. I will definitely make these again!

ROSEMC91
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ROSEMC91

9/15/2011

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 I couldn't find it. So I went to our local store and all they had was peach and pineapple. So I bought both! Glad I did because I used all of both. I mixed them and put a cup and a half in the marinade. Adding about a 2x2 grated piece of ginger. Then after they were put in the oven I took the rest of the perserves and put it in a pot on low heat I added about 1/2 a tsp. of ginger about a 1/2 tsp. of cheyenne pepper and about the same of sesame oil. WOW!!! Taste it first and then tweek it! When the birds were all but 20 minutes done then I spooned the mixture over them and finished the cooking. Don't baste anymore after putting it on. My family and my company really loved it! Almost forgot... I doubled this recipe so that is why there is so much preserves in it! I made with this a gourmet mushroom risotto found on allrecipes. Submitted by MYLEEN.

WarringEagle
8

WarringEagle

5/22/2006

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 sauce, though, for a more intense flavor. I also served this over jasmine rice mixed with apricot preserves and minced ginger. This recipe is a keeper. ; )

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