Orange-Roasted Cornish Game Hens

To keep this a low-fat, low-calorie recipe, limit servings to half a hen. Your guests will be satisfied with the portion size, even if they're tempted by the elegant presentation.

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins 375°F

Orange-Roasted Cornish Game Hens

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Directions

  1. Spray a small saucepan with nonstick cooking spray. For sauce, cook onion and garlic in the saucepan until onion is tender.
  2. In a small bowl stir together chicken broth, orange peel, orange juice, honey, and cornstarch. Stir into onion mixture in saucepan. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Set aside 1/2 cup of the sauce.
  3. In a shallow roasting pan place each hen half atop one orange wedge. Baste with some of the remaining sauce.
  4. Roast in a 375 degree F oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until tender (180 degrees F). Baste hen halves with remining sauce after 30 minutes.
  5. Transfer hen halves to a serving platter. Serve with reserved sauce. If desired, garnish with orange slices and parsley. Makes 6 servings.
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Nutrition Facts (Orange-Roasted Cornish Game Hens)

  • Per serving:
  • 195 kcal ,
  • 3 g fat
  • 72 mg chol. ,
  • 128 mg sodium ,
  • 13 g carb. ,
  • 27 g pro.
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