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Cornish Hen with Orange Stuffing

 Cornish Hen with Orange Stuffing
A delicate orange flavor makes this stuffing memorable. I serve potatoes and coin carrots alongside the hen for a satisfying meal.
2 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min.


  • 1 medium navel orange
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 cups seasoned stuffing mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 Cornish game hen (20 to 24 ounces), split lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon honey, warmed
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • Peel and section orange; cut each section into quarters and set
  • aside. In a skillet, saute onions and celery in oil until
  • crisp-tender. In a bowl, combine the onion mixture, stuffing mix,
  • orange peel and reserved orange sections. Stir in enough orange
  • juice to just moisten stuffing mixture.
  • Arrange stuffing in two mounds in a greased shallow 2-qt. baking
  • dish. Place Cornish game hen halves skin side up over stuffing.
  • Cover and bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake for 15
  • minutes. Combine honey and water. Brush over hens. Bake 10-15
  • minutes longer or until juices run clear. Yield: 2 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 633 calories, 33 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 174 mg cholesterol, 725 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 35 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.