Apricot-Cashew Cornish Hens

Apricot-cashew Cornish Hens Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Lynette !


I like to serve this at dinner parties or when I have company. It sounds involved, but you are cooking the rice and other ingredients while the hens are roasting.


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

20 Min
1 Hr 30 Min


  • 4
    cornish hens (1 1/2-2 pounds each)
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2/3 c
    apricot preserves
  • 2 tsp
    grated orange rind
  • 2 Tbsp
    orange juice
  • 2 1/2 c
    chicken broth
  • 6 oz
    package long-grain and wild rice mix
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 3/4 c
    roasted cashews
  • 3/4 c
    sliced green onions

How to Make Apricot-Cashew Cornish Hens


  1. Remove giblets from the hens; reserve for other uses. Rinse the hens with cold water, and pat dry. Close cavities, and secure with wooden picks; truss. Place hens, breast side up, in a lightly greased shallow roasting pan. Sprinkle hens with paprika. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour.
  2. Combine the apricot reserves, orange rind, and orange juice in a small bowl; stir well. Seat aside 1/3 cup of the apricot mixture. Brush the hens with the remaining 1/3 cup apricot mixture. Bake 30 minutes or until the hens are done, basting occasionally with the apricot mixture.
  3. Bring the broth to a boil in a medium saucepan; add rice mix. Return to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes or until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Melt the butter in a small skillet over medium heat,. Add cashews and saute until lightly browned, Remove cashews from the skillet with a slotted spoon. Set aside.
  5. Add green onions to the butter in the skillet, and saute until tender. Add the green onions to the rice mixture; stir well.
  6. Place the rice mixture on a serving platter; sprinkle with the cashews. Place the hens on top of the rice mixture. Brush with the reserved 1/3 cup apricot mixture. Enjoy!

Printable Recipe Card

About Apricot-Cashew Cornish Hens

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtag: #cornish hens

Leave a Comment

20 Ultimate Comfort Food Recipes

20 Ultimate Comfort Food Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Creamy, cheesy, yummy and crazy delicious comfort food to help you get through these cold winter days!

Chicken Dinner Recipes To Try This Week

Chicken Dinner Recipes to Try This Week

Kitchen Crew

One of my favorite things to make during the week is chicken. I always have some handy in the freezer so I don't have to run to the store when...

9 Healthy Chicken Crock Pot Recipes

9 Healthy Chicken Crock Pot Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Want to put an easy, flavorful and healthy chicken dinner on the table? Then try one of these 9 healthy chicken Crock Pot recipes. Cooking healthy shouldn't mean slaving away...