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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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Bergy September 15, 2003

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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Kcsam2 December 25, 2011

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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momma213 September 19, 2013

This is a great recipe! Very easy, but no one will ever know going by the taste and the presentation. I put 2 thin orange slices under each half of hen, and used about 2 tablespoons of the juice from the remaining orange. Both times I have fixed it, it has come out amazing. I'm not a fan of chili powder, so I was very surprised at how wonderful I thought this dish was.

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ashleym#4 January 21, 2009

YUMMY!!! Not only is it EASY...but fabulously TASTY!!! Someone else had mentioned that it lacked herbs or flavor...so I added 2 large cloves of minced garlic [per someone else's suggestion] to the mixture and it was scrumptious. I also put salt and pepper on the hens directly prior to baking. Not at all greasy! Thank you!!

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Dizzyfreedom November 12, 2008

I used real butter instead of the recommended margarine, and added a little orange marmalade and cinnamon. Awesome!!

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Beachinamylane June 30, 2015

WOW! This was the first time I have EVER made cornish hens and they turned our fantastic. This recipe is named appropriately, because they did turn out juicy. I follow the "sauce" recipe and that turned out great. I did add a few things. I salt & peppered the hens on both sides and place sliced onion and garlic on top, as the skin side was placed down. When I flipped them, i made sure the onion and garlic was underneath as they cooked. The "sauce" isn't over powering, which is why I like this reciped so much. Thanks for posting this wonderful keeper!

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Mrs. Flanagan March 19, 2013

I use this recipe and my cornish hens were perfect. I made them for my parents and it was the first time that they had it and they really liked it. I left out the chili powder and used rosemary and thyme instead

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pbrown December 31, 2007

Tasty! Recipe was very easy! Quick and very well liked by the hubby and the kids.

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brittmnelson25 November 04, 2015

This recipe is fantastic! My husband and daughter are both picky eaters, and I was worried they wouldn't like it, but both gobbled it down. Like some others, the only thing I changed was seasoning the hen with salt and pepper rather than putting it in the sauce. It's so easy and delicious, can't go wrong.

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