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Cornish Hen Recipes

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I like experimenting with different foods and adapting them to my own tastes. These hens are one of my specialties, an entree I concocted by combining a few different recipes. The moist meat has a pleasant grilled flavor that's accented with cloves and ginger.—David Baruch, Weston, Florida
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Grilled Cornish Hens

Grilled Cornish Hens

Grilled Cornish Hens

I like experimenting with different foods and adapting them to my own tastes. These hens are one of my specialties, an entree I concocted by combining a few different recipes. The moist meat has a pleasant grilled flavor that's accented with cloves and ginger.—David Baruch, Weston, Florida

Wild Rice Stuffed Cornish Hens

Wild Rice Stuffed Cornish Hens

Wild Rice Stuffed Cornish Hens

My mom prepares this impressive-looking entree for the holidays and for other "company's coming" occasions. The savory rice stuffing goes wonderfully with the moist golden hens and sweet apricot glaze. She is often asked for the recipe. -Becky Brunette, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Cornish Hens with Orange Glaze

Cornish Hens with Orange Glaze

Cornish Hens with Orange Glaze

When I make these succulent stuffed Cornish hens, my husband's only complaint is that he gets full before he's ready to quit eating!
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Honey-Glazed Hens with Fruit Stuffing

Honey-Glazed Hens with Fruit Stuffing

Honey-Glazed Hens with Fruit Stuffing

“My husband really likes Cornish hens, so I searched for a recipe I could use during the holidays that dressed them up. My family loves the fruit stuffing. —Denise Albers, Freeburg, Illinois

Hens with Apricot Rice Stuffing

Hens with Apricot Rice Stuffing

Hens with Apricot Rice Stuffing

When you want to impress guests, you can’t beat these lovely Cornish game hens. Apricots and apricot preserves give the tender meat and moist wild rice stuffing a fruity flavor that everyone in our family loves. —Jodi Grable, Springfield, Missouri

Marinated Grilled Game Hens

Marinated Grilled Game Hens

Marinated Grilled Game Hens

An easy overnight marinade spiced with cinnamon and cumin adds wonderful flavor to these game hens. "My family enjoys them often during the grilling season," writes Marcia Bland of North Platte, Nebraska.

Cornish Hens with Rice Stuffing

Cornish Hens with Rice Stuffing

Cornish Hens with Rice Stuffing

I came across this recipe a few years ago around Thanksgiving. The golden, juicy hens and festive rice stuffing make a memorable feast for two. Best of all, we're not eating leftovers for days on end.—Kathy Meyer, Kenosha, Wisconsin

Grilled Game Hens

Grilled Game Hens

Grilled Game Hens

I love to cook and bake just about everything, but grilling is my specialty. These game hens pick up wonderful flavor from a sweet and refreshing marinade.—Kriss Erickson, Kalauea, Hawaii

Stuffed Cornish Hens

Stuffed Cornish Hens

Stuffed Cornish Hens

With a golden and flavorful stuffing, these tender hens are a special-occasion entree for just the two of us.—Wanda Jean Sain, Hickory, North Carolina

Cornish Hens with Wild Rice and Celery

Cornish Hens with Wild Rice and Celery

Cornish Hens with Wild Rice and Celery

Stuffed with a succulent combination of wild rice, mushrooms and dried cranberries, these golden hens are sure to become a special-occasion entree in your home. "They're a wonderful change of pace from traditional turkey," writes Nancy Horsburgh of Everett, Ontario.
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