Fruited Cornish Game Hens Recipe


Cooking Time34 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageCuisine
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Cornish game hens2 Pound (2 Whole, 1 Pound Each)
 Sliced canned peaches1 Cup (16 tbs), drained, syrup reserved
 Sliced canned pears1 Cup (16 tbs), drained, syrup reserved
 Strong chicken broth1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Syrup from peaches/Syrup from pears / both1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Lemon juice2 Tablespoon
 Cornstarch2 Tablespoon
 Ground ginger1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2379 Calories from Fat 1153

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 128 g196.8%

Saturated Fat 35.4 g177%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 916.3 mg

Sodium 1194.5 mg49.8%

Total Carbohydrates 142 g47.3%

Dietary Fiber 11.2 g44.8%

Sugars 91.8 g

Protein 159 g318%

Vitamin A 66.2% Vitamin C 57.7%

Calcium 16.3% Iron 69%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Arrange game hens breast-side-up in a 10-inch round baking dish. Cover with wax paper. Microwave at Cook Cycle 1 (power level 10) for 18 minutes, turning the game hens over after 9 minutes. Drain and turn hens breast-side-up again.
2. Combine remaining ingredients in a 1 1/2-quart mixing bowl and blend well. Pour fruit mixture over game hens. Cover. Microwave at Cook Cycle 2 (power level 5) for 13 to 16 minutes, or until sauce is thickened and poultry is fully cooked, stirring once. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes before serving.