Glazed Cornish Hens with Wild Rice-and-Apricot Stuffing Recipe

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Glazed Cornish Hens with Wild Rice-and-Apricot Stuffing
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  1. To prepare stuffing, bring 3 cups broth to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add wild rice; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 50 minutes or until tender. Drain, and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°.
  3. Melt margarine in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion, celery, and chopped fennel; sauté 10 minutes or until tender. Stir in rice, chopped apricots, and next 4 ingredients (chopped apricots through pepper). Remove from heat.
  4. To prepare glazed hens, remove and discard giblets and necks from hens. Rinse hens with cold water, and pat dry. Remove skin, and trim excess fat. Split hens in half lengthwise. Spoon 4 (1-cup) mounds of wild rice stuffing into a shallow roasting pan coated with cooking spray. Place hen halves, meaty sides up, on top of mounds. Combine 1/4 cup orange juice and apricot preserves in a small bowl. Spoon 1 1/2 tablespoons orange juice mixture over each hen half. Bake at 400° for 40 minutes or until juices run clear.
  5. To prepare sauce, place a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat until hot. Add shallots; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Add 3/4 cup orange juice, 1/2 cup broth, and lemon juice; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and cook 5 minutes. Combine Madeira and cornstarch; add to skillet. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and cook 2 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly. Serve sauce over hens. Garnish with fennel fronds, if desired.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1682.16 Kcal (7043 kJ)
Calories from fat 653.55 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 72.62g 112%
Cholesterol 206.34mg 69%
Sodium 739.74mg 31%
Potassium 1600.86mg 34%
Total Carbs 168.76g 56%
Sugars 29.67g 119%
Dietary Fiber 3.46g 14%
Protein 83.92g 168%
Vitamin C 43.9mg 73%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 10%
Iron 9.3mg 52%
Calcium 228.7mg 23%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 234.7 Kcal (983 kJ)
Calories from fat 91.18 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.13g 112%
Cholesterol 28.79mg 69%
Sodium 103.21mg 31%
Potassium 223.36mg 34%
Total Carbs 23.55g 56%
Sugars 4.14g 119%
Dietary Fiber 0.48g 14%
Protein 11.71g 168%
Vitamin C 6.1mg 73%
Iron 1.3mg 52%
Calcium 31.9mg 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 39
  • 44

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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