Orange Ginger Glazed Cornish Hens Recipe


Cooking Time25 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageCuisine
Main Ingredient


 Fresh orange juice3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (From About 3 Oranges)
 Minced peeled fresh ginger2 Tablespoon
 Low sodium soy sauce1 Tablespoon
 Honey2 Tablespoon
 Water1 Tablespoon
 Cornstarch2 Teaspoon
 Cornish hens3 Pound, skinned and halved (2 Hens, 1 1/2 Pound Each)
 Cooking spray1
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Ground ginger1⁄2 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3002 Calories from Fat 1738

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 193 g296.5%

Saturated Fat 53.3 g266.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1374.5 mg

Sodium 2116.8 mg88.2%

Total Carbohydrates 65 g21.8%

Dietary Fiber 1.4 g5.7%

Sugars 42.1 g

Protein 235 g469.2%

Vitamin A 31% Vitamin C 59.4%

Calcium 16.4% Iron 63.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Preheat oven to 475°.
Combine first 4 ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil.
Combine 1 tablespoon water and cornstarch; stir with a whisk.
Add cornstarch mixture to juice mixture in pan, stirring with a whisk.
Cook 2 minutes or until thick and glossy, stirring constantly.
Place hen halves, meaty sides up, on a foil-lined jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray; sprinkle hen halves with salt and ground ginger.
Spoon juice mixture evenly over hen halves.
Insert a meat thermometer into the meaty part of a thigh, making sure not to touch bone.
Bake at 475° for 25 minutes or until thermometer registers 180°.