Orange Cornish Hens Recipe

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Orange Cornish Hens Recipe

Unique dish made with oranges that you have to try!

How To Make Orange Cornish Hens

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A wonderful recipe for Cornish hens with delectable orange glaze that would leave you and your guests wanting more!

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 1 hr
Total: 1 hr 15 mins
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  • 8 Cornish Hens
  • 24 oz orange juice
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • ½ cup dry sherry
  • 2 naval oranges, chopped
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • ¼ cup butter
  • salt and pepper , to taste
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp water


  1. Cook hens in the oven at 350 degrees F for approximately 35 to 45 minutes depending on size.

  2. At same time, combine orange juice, sugar, sherry, oranges, orange zest, butter and salt and pepper in a small sauce pan.

  3. Simmer over low heat for 15 minutes.

  4. Combine cornstarch and water together, mix well and add to orange juice mixture.

  5. Simmer until thickened.

  6. Pour orange sauce over cooked hens and serve.

Recipe Notes

 If you cannot tolerate alcohol then substitute apple cider for the sherry. It does not have the same flavor but will add some flavor and liquid to the sauce.

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