Stuffed Cornish Game Hens With Orange Sauce

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 45 mins

I like this recipe because it not only tastes delicious, and makes a beautiful presentation, but is quick and easy to put together. You don't have to be an experienced gourmet chef to serve your family these special little birds.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Saute the chopped onions in the tablespoon of butter until soft.
  3. Mix rice, onions, apple, raisins and poultry seasoning together in a small bowl.
  4. Season the cornish hens well inside and out with salt and pepper.
  5. Place 1/2 cup stuffing into each hen cavity.
  6. Brush hens liberally with melted butter.
  7. Place hens, breast side up in a shallow baking pan.
  8. Cook for about 45 minutes depending on the size of the hens, basting once during the roasting time.
  9. Make Sauce: In small saucepan, cook the orange juice, brown sugar and butter until thickened, stirring frequently.


Most Helpful

Made for Zaar Tag. This was the first time I cooked cornish hens. I followed the directions exactly, but scaled it down for only 2 people. This took little effort and looked good. Thanks!

mariposa13 December 07, 2005

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