Cornish Game Hens With Orange Juice and Honey

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • For the hens
  • 6
    (20 ounce) Cornish hens, 20 oz. each, cleaned
  • 12
    teaspoon salt
  • 14
    teaspoon pepper
  • 14
    cup butter, melted, can use margarine
  • 14
    cup orange juice
  • 14
    cup honey
  • For the Sauce
  • 12
    cup orange juice
  • 2
    tablespoons honey
  • 12
    teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1
    tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1
    tablespoon cold water
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DIRECTIONS

  • To make the hens, place them on a rack in a shallow baking pan.
  • Tie legs together with kitchen cord if desired.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper(and garlic powder if using).
  • Combine the butter, orange juice and honey and spoon over the hens.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F. for 1 hour or until a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees F. and juices run clear, basting every 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile for the sauce, combine the orange juice, honey and vinegar in a small saucepan.
  • Combine the cornstarch and water in a cup until smooth; stir into the orange juice mixture.
  • Bring to a boil; cook for 1 minute or until thickened. Serve with the hens.
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