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    45 mins

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


    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. 2
      Melt butter and stir in honey and chili powder; mixing well.
    3. 3
      Stir in orange juice, salt and pepper and remove from heat.
    4. 4
      Cut each hen into two halves.
    5. 5
      Rinse well and pat dry with paper towels.
    6. 6
      Place hens in baking dish, skin side down, and place in oven for 6-8 minutes.
    7. 7
      Turn hens over and baste generously with all of the mixture.
    8. 8
      Bake for approximately 45 minutes or until well browned.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 15, 2003


      I hate this recipe because it is so good I ate the whole thing! I simply could not pass up on the wonderful glazed skin , I even had trouble leaving the bones! The hen was fall off the bones tender & moist The flavor was heaven;y. I cut the recipe in half doing only 1 hen for the two of us and it worked perfectly. The only change I made was to cook the hen for 25 minutes without the glaze and then basted the hen with the glaze and continued baking for a further 25 minutes. Chuck this is a winner Thanks for sharing

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    • on December 25, 2011


      Delicious! I made it for Xmas dinner. I did change it slightly....I sprinkled the salt and pepper directly onto the hens and marinated it in the butter/paprika/orange juice/ honey sauce for 12 hours. Then I basted it with extra sauce I made on the side, in which I added basil and Rosemary, every 10 minutes when baking. easy and delicious!

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    • on September 19, 2013


      My family loved this. I didn't have any orange juice though so I used lemon juice, worked great. Made extra sauce for dipping. Thank you for sharing

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    Nutritional Facts for Juicy Cornish Game Hens

    Serving Size: 1 (156 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 297.6
    Calories from Fat 143
    Total Fat 15.8 g
    Saturated Fat 8.3 g
    Cholesterol 139.2 mg
    Sodium 227.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 14.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
    Sugars 13.4 g
    Protein 24.5 g

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