Ginger-Orange Glazed Cornish Hens Recipe

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Submitted by swooperson

Makes 2 servings



From The Essential EatingWell Cookbook, page 230.

Recipe Ingredients for Ginger-Orange Glazed Cornish Hens

1 small onion, cut into 1/2-inch rounds
1/2 large orange, cut into 1/2-inch rounds
1 1/2 pounds Cornish hen, cut in half, backbone removed (1 hen)
1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/8 cup orange marmalade
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon water

Recipe Directions for Ginger-Orange Glazed Cornish Hens

  1. Preheat oven to 450F. Coat a roasting pan or baking sheet with sides with cooking spray. Place onion and orange rounds in the pan. Place hen, skin-side up, on top; rub with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake the hen until the juices run clear and an instant read thermometer inserted in the center of the breast registers 170F, 30 to 35 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, combine marmalade, ginger, tarragon and cayenne. Remove hen from oven. Set oven to broil and place a rack 6 inches from the heat sources. Brush hens with marmalade mixture. Broil until glaze is lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Remove hen to a serving platter or plate. Remove all but one orange slice from the pan and place over medium heat. Add water and bring to a simmer, using the orange slice as a spatula to scrape up any browned bits. Pour this sauce over the hen.

Categories

Main Dish, Bake, Broil

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 453.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
575
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
16.7g
26%
Saturated Fat
3.9g
20%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
361mg
120%
Sodium
373mg
16%
Potassium
1013mg
29%
Total Carbohydrates
22.8g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2.0g
8%
Sugars
17.8g
Protein
80.3g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 50%
Calcium 8% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in cholesterol
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