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Cornish Hens are a gourmet dinner you can easily make at home. Cranberry and orange juices are combined in a cran-orange glaze for the little bird, a fantastic combination.

Cornish Hens are a gourmet dinner you can easily make at home. This recipe will be your secret weapon for any occasion you want to celebrate with a special, yet totally easy meal. There’s no reason to feel intimidated, this is something any home cook can make. Cranberry and orange juices are combined in a cran-orange glaze for the little bird, a fantastic combination.

Where to find? You can find Tyson® Premium Cornish Hens in the frozen meat section. They are sold in individually wrapped bags which is super convenient. Use the product locator to find a store near you that sells them. I bought mine at Smith’s.

Tyson® Premium Cornish Hens on sale at Smith's grocery store

How many people does it serve? You can serve up to 2 people per hen, but you can also serve an entire hen per person for the presentation. If serving two, use a sharp butcher knife to cut the hen into two halves and you’ll still have a beautiful presentation. They take 2-3 days to thaw in the fridge.

Easy Cran-Orange Cornish Hens
Easy Cranberry Orange Cornish Hens
Easy Cran-Orange Cornish Hens
Servings

8 Servings

Easy Cran-Orange Cornish Hens
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 4 Cornish Hens
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place thawed hens breast side up in a roasting pan.
  • In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in cornstarch to form a paste. Pour in orange juice and cranberry juice. Stir in brown sugar and rosemary. Increase the heat to high and bring to a simmer. Simmer until thickened.
  • Brush cran-orange glaze over hens, using all of the liquid. Sprinkle salt and pepper over hens.
  • Bake in the pre-heated oven for 60-65 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Baste the hens every 20 minutes for best results.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 554kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 249mg | Sodium: 504mg | Potassium: 605mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 575IU | Vitamin C: 18.1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.9mg
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cornish Game Hens
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