Apricot-Cashew Cornish Hens

Apricot-cashew Cornish Hens Recipe

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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.

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Serves:
4
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Roast

Ingredients

  • 4
    cornish hens (1 1/2-2 pounds each)
  • 1/2 tsp
    paprika
  • 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
    butter
  • 3/4 c
    roasted cashews
  • 3/4 c
    sliced green onions

How to Make Apricot-Cashew Cornish Hens

Step-by-Step

  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!

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About Apricot-Cashew Cornish Hens

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




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