Honey Orange Cornish Hens

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  • Published Apr 21st
  • Ready In1h
  • Servings4
  • Calories193
An easy dish that looks like you've spent all day cooking and has a fabulous taste. Your family or friends will rave about it, and we don't need to tell them how easy it was to make. It has only 5 ingredients.

Honey Orange Cornish Hens Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Honey Orange Cornish Hens for 4 servings:

  • 1 Cornish game hens, halved lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

Honey Orange Cornish Hens Cooking Instructions

  • Prep10m
  • Cook50m
  • Ready In1h

To cook Honey Orange Cornish Hens, you need about 10 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Honey Orange Cornish Hens is about 50 minutes , and you can serve your Honey Orange Cornish Hens within 1 hour . The following are the steps to cook Honey Orange Cornish Hens easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. 2 Place game hen halves with skin sides up into a 9x13-inch roasting pan.
  3. 3 Roast hens in the preheated oven for 35 minutes.
  4. 4 Stir orange juice, honey, soy sauce, and vinegar together in a small bowl; brush mixture over hens.
  5. 5 Roast hens for 5 more minutes and baste again with orange juice mixture. Roast until skin is browned and meat is no longer pink inside, about 10 more minutes.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 193 calories; 10.5 grams of fat; 10.9 grams of carbohydrates; 13.4 grams of protein; 75 milligrams of cholesterol; 488 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Feb 19th 2017

    This was very good and easy.I did modify the glaze however, I added a tablespoon of dark brown sugar, then cooked it down in a sauce pan. The brown sugar and cooking it down turns it int ...

  2. May 23rd 2016

    If you reduce the glaze in a sauce pan first it comes out nice.I also recommend seasoning your hens with s@p but thats just me. Overall easy recipe that came out delicious

  3. May 4th 2016

    I used this recipe for a package of chicken thighs and it worked great! Modifications: a) I had a dozen thighs, so ingredients x 4; b) I marinated the thighs overnight in the sauce - no ne ...

  4. Apr 8th 2016

    I found the "glaze" did not make any difference to the taste. However, when I tried the leftovers cold (with skin removed) I found the soy sauce had taken over the flavour. won't make this again.

  5. Mar 17th 2015

    Didn't have cornish hen, so tried it on four chicken wings. Delicious! Scarfed them down at an embarrassingly fast rate.

  6. Feb 11th 2015

    This was tender and juicy. The taste was great. I would add a little seasoning to the hens first next time but overall really good!

  7. Jun 3rd 2014

    i'm preparing Cornish hens as i type this. i didn't have OJ on hand, so i used 3 TBSP of orange marmalade thinned out with 1 TSP of hot water. i used the recommended amount of honey, 1 TBSP ...

  8. Jun 27th 2013

    Made it today 6/27/13 for supper all was great until the glaze started to burn so took birds out of pan and put into another saved it from tasting burnt. My wife loved it I will try again

  9. Jan 10th 2013

    This was the first time I have prepared cornish hens. I liked the flavor and was so easy. The "glaze" you brush on hens was quite runny; not a glaze at all. Overall, this was a flavorful and ...