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Honey-Laquered Game Hens


Honey up your day with this succulent dish that is perfect to serve when guests are coming over for dinner.













Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free


6 each cornish game hens
about 3/4 to 1 pound each
4 each garlic cloves
1 each ginger
1 inch piece, peeled and coarsely chopped
½ cup soy sauce, tamari
½ cup honey
2 tablespoons peanut oil
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon orange zest
finely minced


Here's a new and exciting dish that's easily prepared. It's especially delicious served with sesame noodles or your favorite rice pilaf. For an ideal meal without much effort, simply steam up some fresh snow peas to serve on the side.

Rinse game hens and pat dry. Place in a bowl. Trim off wing tips, necks and any excess fat from the neck cavities.

Place garlic and ginger in the bowl of a food processor; process until nearly smooth. Reserve.

In another bowl, combine soy sauce, honey, peanut oil, orange juice and orange zest. Add the reserved garlic and ginger. Pour mixture over game hens to coat well.

Let rest at room temperature for 4 hours, or refrigerate overnight, turning game hens in marinade 3 or 4 times.

Preheat oven to 350℉ (180℃). Place game hens in a shallow roasting pan to fit. Pour marinade on top.

Bake game hens 1 hour or until cooked through, basting every 15 minutes.

Remove hens to a serving platter. Pour cooking juices into a small, heavy saucepan and boil over high heat for 5 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly. Pour over the hens just before serving.

NOTE: These birds can be served whole or, for smaller portions, are lovely split in half. Just be sure to remove the backbones and wing tips before preparing.


* not incl. in nutrient facts


almost 16 years

The most wonderful recipe for game hens and works well with chicken pieces too.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 66g (2.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 14727% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1200mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 2% Iron 4%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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