Cornish Game Hens With Orange Stuffing

READY IN: 1hr 50mins


  • 1
    oranges or 1 tangelo
  • 14
    cup sliced green onion
  • 14
    cup sliced celery
  • 1
    teaspoon cooking oil
  • 1 12
    cups seasoned stuffing mix
  • 2
    Cornish hens, halved lengthwise
  • 1
    teaspoon honey


  • Finely shred 1/4 tsp peel from the orange.
  • Remove and discard the remaining peel.
  • Section orange over a bowl, squeezing juice out.
  • Halve sections and set aside.
  • Add water to the sections to equal 3 tablespoons.
  • In a small pan, cook green onion and celery in hot oil until tender but not brown.
  • For stuffing, toss together peel, orange sections, onion mixture, stuffing mix and enough of the juice to moisten.
  • In a large rectangular cake pan, spoon stuffing into 4 mounds.
  • Rinse hens and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Place hens, cavity side down over the stuffing mounds.
  • Cover loosely with foil.
  • Roast in a 375°F oven for 30 minutes.
  • Uncover and roast another 20 minutes.
  • Stir together honey and 1 tablespoon water. Brush over hens.
  • Roast uncovered for another 15 minutes or until hens are tender.
  • Use a wide spatula to transfer hens and stuffing to dinner plates.