Golden Game Hens Recipe

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I served game hens at a diplomatic dinner when my wife, Ruth, was the defense attaché at the American Embassy in Budapest, Hungary. They were an appealing choice because they filled a plate and garnered many fine comments.—Andy Anderson, Graham, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 Cornish game hens (20 to 24 ounces each)
  • 1 medium tart apple, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce


  1. Loosely stuff hens with apple and onion. Place on a rack in a shallow baking pan. Combine butter and soy sauce; brush over hens.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 180° and juices run clear, basting occasionally. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Golden Game Hens in Taste of Home October/November 2000, p47

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JaimeZumbolo User ID: 1142422 63908
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2009

"The nutrition information for many recipes on this site seems to be inaccurate. For example, with 33 grams of saturated fat and 111 grams of total fat, how can this recipe be considered "heart healthy"? I would like to depend on this information when selecting recipes to try, but it oftentimes seems incorrect or inaccurate."

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