Cornish Game Hens With Orange-Teriyaki Sauce

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Total Time
1hr 15mins
15 mins
1 hr

Simple and tasty sauce from Bon Appetit Every-Night Cooking. Time does not include marinating time.

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  • 1 cup teriyaki baste and glaze, thick
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons orange peel, grated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 4 (1 -1 1/4 lb) Cornish hens
  • 23 cup low sodium chicken broth, canned


  1. Whisk first 5 ingredients in bowl to blend for marinade. Place hens in plastic bag. Add 1 cup marinade; seal bag. Let hens marinate 1 hour or refrigerate overnight. Reserve remaining marinade.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F Place rack on large rimmed baking sheet. Arrange hens on rack; drizzle with marinade from bag. Roast hens until cooked through, basting occasionally with reserved marinade, about 1 hour.
  3. Transfer hens to platter. Scrape juices into saucepan; add broth and any remaining marinade. Bring sauce to boil. Season with salt and pepper; spoon over hens.