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Orange-Glazed Cornish Hens September 17, 2008

Filed under: Poultry,Recipes — Azra @ 6:56 pm

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup grated orange peel
  • 4 (1 1/4 pound) Cornish game hens
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a skillet, saute the onion, celery and almonds in butter. Add rice, sugar, salt, thyme and orange peel; mix well. Loosely stuff hens. Place, breast side up, on a rack in a shallow baking pan. In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients; spoon some over hens. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes. Cover and bake 40 minutes longer until juices run clear, brushing often with remaining glaze.
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