By Chuck in Killbuck on January 28, 2003
Photo by Lusenda
Photo by Lusenda
Serving Size: 1 (156 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"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!"
"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"
"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"
"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."
"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!!"
"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"
"I can't believe that I have forgotten to rate this recipe! I've made it three times now and love it every time. If you make it don't change a thing!"
"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!"
"The birds were very juicy and had a nice mild flavor. The recipe deserves 5 stars. This was my first experience with Cornish game hens and probably my last. They tasted just like chicken. I guess I expected a slightly different flavor. For the money, chicken is a better alternative."
"Wow was easy and good...I get so tired of figuring out what to fix for dinner..my husband is extra picky..and he was most enthusiastic about this recipe. I wondered after I fixed it if sauce would also be good on chicken..as it is so easy and tasty.
The next morning after having the hens for dinner..he said he would eat leftovers for breakfast!
Couldn't believe I was hearing that from such a picky man!"
"Quite enjoyed this recipe. Haven't had Cornish game hens for a long time so this was a nice treat! I would do this one again!!"
"This is a great recipe!! So easy to do, I love it! I had to sub in Emeril's Original Essence instead of chili powder. It was very good, my wife even liked it and she doesn't like anything I make, lol!! Thanks again for sharing!"
"This was good. It was simple to make and flavorful. Thanks Chuck in Killbuck for sharing. Made for Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup tag."
"I would recommend adding 2-3 more teaspoons of chili powder to the liquid mixture. Also, the mixture did not leech very well beyond the skin, but for that, I can provide another solution or reccomendation. Oh, the drippings mixture makes an excellant dipping sauce for teared chicken pieces."
"We really tried to like these, but there was something missing. The hens DID come out juicy, though, but way too bland."
"Excellent recipe. This was my first time making cornish game hens and they came out perfectly. I added garlic and basil to basting sauce and used remaining to dip in...so yummy! I also cooked on orange slices as suggested. Will definetly make again!!!"
"Sorry, but I didn't care for the flavor of the sauce. I could taste the chili powder and it just didn't taste right. I was surprised that one of my kids ate it - other didn't, but she's very picky. Chicken cooked up nice and was very juicy, but the taste wasn't for me...."
"This was a good recipe, nice flavor and extremely easy. It wasn't my favorite but it was tasty. I will make again. Thanks"