Juicy Cornish Game Hens

Juicy Cornish Game Hens

6 reviews, 4.7 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 1 hour 15 minutes

This is a very juicy hen. Don't change anything, it's great.


4 tablespoons Butter
3 tablespoons Honey
4 teaspoons Chili powder
1 tablespoon Orange juice
2 Cornish hens; halved
salt and pepper
3 drops Orange Extract

Original recipe makes 4



1 Preheat oven to 350F.

2 Melt butter and stir in honey and chili powder; mixing well.

3 Stir in orange juice, salt and pepper and remove from heat. Add a couple drops of orange extract

4 Cut each hen into two halves

5 Rinse well and pat dry with paper towels. Inject basting sauce under the skin

6 Place hens in baking dish, skin side down, and place in oven for 6-8 minutes.

7 Turn hens over and baste generousy with all of the basting sauce

8 Bake until browned - 45 minutes

Use pan drippings to spoon on top of hens.


1 hour | 15 min prep |

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Absolutely awesome!
indvid 1y ago

Wonderful way to fix Cornish game hens! Picky Wife and the World's Greatest Mother-in-law both enjoyed. Served with twice baked potatoes and a big garden salad. Easy, delicious!
billmc44 3y ago

Great sauce. We're going to use it as a base to an actual BBQ sauce.
PJFlava 4y ago

Very good. Easy to make, also.
shibattou 6y ago

1 hour | 15 min prep |
kitpath 6y ago

1 hour | 15 min prep | [I posted this recipe.]
Stillwaters 6y ago

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