Microwave Cranberry-Apple Glazed Cornish Game Hens for 1

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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 1-2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Wash hen and pat dry.
  • Sprinkle cavity with salt and pepper.
  • Toss apple pieces with brown sugar.
  • Place apple pieces in hen cavity.
  • Tie drumsticks together with heavy string.
  • Place hen, breast side down, on roasting rack.
  • In small bowl, stir cranberry sauce, cognac and cinnamon.
  • Baste hen with half the cranberry glaze.
  • Microwave on High 8 to 12 minutes, or until juices run clear and meat near bone is no longer pink, rotating 1/2 turn ever 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Turn hen breast side up after half the cooking time and baste with remaining glaze.
  • Variation - Honey-Soy Glazed Cornish Hen: Substitute half small onion, quartered, for the apple and brown sugar in cavity. Substitute 2 tablespoons honey, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard and 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger for the glaze ingredients. Microwave glaze at High 30 to 45 seconds, or until heated, stirring to dissolve honey. Continue as directed.
  • Glazed Cornish Hens for Two: Double all ingredients. Prepare as directed except microwave hens at High 16 to 20 minutes.
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