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Cornish Hens Recipe
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Cornish Hens Recipe

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I LIKE this recipe for Cornish hens because it’s easy to do and a delicious entrée for two. The basting ingredients result in a beautifully browned hen, sealing in the juices so that it is moist, tender and quite flavorful.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Cornish game hens (20 to 24 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon browning sauce, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 hen equals 721 calories, 48 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 349 mg cholesterol, 1,269 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 61 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place hens on a rack in a shallow baking pan. Combine the apple juice, soy sauce and browning sauce if desired; pour over hens.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 180°, basting occasionally with pan juices. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Cornish Hens in Reminisce April/May 2008, p 49

Nutritional Facts

1 hen equals 721 calories, 48 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 349 mg cholesterol, 1,269 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 61 g protein.

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