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Paleo Orange Glazed Cornish Game Hen -

Orange Glazed Cornish Game Hen

  • Author: Raj -
  • Yield: 2-4 servings 1x


  • 2 Cornish game hens
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 Tbsp almond butter
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp coarse ground Dijon mustard
  • 12 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • zest of 1/4 orange
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Cut each hen in half. If using kitchen shears, cut along each side of the backbone (remove vertebrae) and along the breastbone. If using a sharp chef’s knife, cut down the middle of the breast then through the bone.
  3. Mix all remaining ingredients together.
  4. Put hen halves in a large freezer bag and pour in the sauce.
  5. Let marinate for 15 minutes in the fridge.
  6. Place hens in a baking dish, skin side up, and pour sauce over it.
  7. Cook for 45-60 minutes, basting with drippings every 10 minutes for the first half hour.
  8. Chicken is done when thigh temperature is 165 F (using meat thermometer) or juices run clear.
  9. Serve. Make sure you get lots of those pan drippings on your plate!
  • Method: Oven
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