Citrus-Glazed Cornish Hens
- COOK TIME
- 25 Min
- READY IN
- 25 Min
Cornish hens don't have to just be for fancy occasions; you can cook 'em up anytime during the week, too! When you have an easy 30-minute dinner recipe like this one for Citrus-Glazed Cornish Hens, you'll be happy to work it into your weekly menu. The pop of citrus flavor really complements the savory meat well.
What You'll Need:
2 Cornish hens, each cut in half
2 tablespoons sugar
teaspoon ground red pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 (15-1/4-ounce) can fruit cocktail in heavy syrup with syrup reserved
1 (10-3/4-ounce) can condensed chicken broth
cup orange marmalade
1 tablespoon cornstarch
What To Do:
- Season the Cornish hens with the sugar and ground red pepper.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the Cornish hens to the skillet breast side down and brown for 4 to 5 minutes. Turn the hens over and add the reserved fruit cocktail syrup and chicken broth. Cover and cook 18 minutes.
- Uncover and add the fruit cocktail, marmalade, and cornstarch; mix well. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened and no pink remains in the hens.
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