Orange Glazed Cornish Game Hens
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Orange Glazed Cornish Game Hens

Jazz up date night with these delicious Orange Glazed Cornish Game Hens served on a bed of Rice Pilaf, for a fancy yet easy to prepare meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 2
Author: Lisa Johnson


  • 2 cornish game hens (1 to 1 1/4 pounds each)
  • sea salt and ground black pepper

Orange Glaze

  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon honey


  • Start by tying the legs together, if desired, and season all sides with salt and pepper.
  • Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet, in a preheated 375 degree oven, breast side up for one hour.
  • While your game hens are cooking, mix the glaze ingredients together and set aside
  • Brush/baste the game hens with the glaze during the last 20 minutes, then again during the last ten. They are done when the internal temperature reaches 180 degrees.
  • Remove from oven and serve with Rice Pilaf or side of your choice.