Cornish Game Hens With Orange Stuffing Recipe

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Cornish Game Hens With Orange Stuffing
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  • 1/4 cup sliced celery
  • 1 1/2 cups seasoned stuffing mix
  • 2 cornish hens , halved lengthwise
  • 1 tsp honey


  1. Finely shred 1/4 tsp peel from the orange.
  2. Remove and discard the remaining peel.
  3. Section orange over a bowl, squeezing juice out.
  4. Halve sections and set aside.
  5. Add water to the sections to equal 3 tablespoons.
  6. In a small pan, cook green onion and celery in hot oil until tender but not brown.
  7. For stuffing, toss together peel, orange sections, onion mixture, stuffing mix and enough of the juice to moisten.
  8. In a large rectangular cake pan, spoon stuffing into 4 mounds.
  9. Rinse hens and pat dry with paper towels.
  10. Place hens, cavity side down over the stuffing mounds.
  11. Cover loosely with foil.
  12. Roast in a 375°F oven for 30 minutes.
  13. Uncover and roast another 20 minutes.
  14. Stir together honey and 1 tablespoon water. Brush over hens.
  15. Roast uncovered for another 15 minutes or until hens are tender.
  16. Use a wide spatula to transfer hens and stuffing to dinner plates.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 171.48 Kcal (718 kJ)
Calories from fat 42.39 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.71g 7%
Cholesterol 108.75mg 36%
Sodium 87.05mg 4%
Potassium 405.11mg 9%
Total Carbs 5.82g 2%
Sugars 4.73g 19%
Dietary Fiber 0.87g 3%
Protein 24.34g 49%
Vitamin C 19.3mg 32%
Iron 1.2mg 7%
Calcium 32.4mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 103.38 Kcal (433 kJ)
Calories from fat 25.56 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.84g 7%
Cholesterol 65.56mg 36%
Sodium 52.48mg 4%
Potassium 244.23mg 9%
Total Carbs 3.51g 2%
Sugars 2.85g 19%
Dietary Fiber 0.52g 3%
Protein 14.67g 49%
Vitamin C 11.7mg 32%
Iron 0.7mg 7%
Calcium 19.5mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.6
  • 4

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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