Apple-Glazed Cornish Game Hens

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This is delicious and fragrant dish from WW - 7 pts. per 1/2 hen and 1/2 tbsp. glaze. You can substitute skinned chicken drumsticks - just increase the cooking time by an additional 5-10 minutes.


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20 Min
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  • 2
    cornish game hens, halved (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1/2 c
    apple cider
  • 1/4 c
    apple jelly
  • 1 tsp
    five-spice powder
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper

How to Make Apple-Glazed Cornish Game Hens


  1. Spray the broiler rack with nonstick spray and preheat the broiler.
  2. Broil hens 7 inches from the heat, skinned side down, 15 minutes. Turn the hens and broil until cooked through, 5-10 minutes more.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the glaze. Combine the cider, jelly, five-spice powder, salt and cayenne pepper in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Simmer until the mixture is thick and syrupy, about 7 minutes. Set aside and keep warm (mixture should equal 1/4 cup).
  4. Carefully remove the skin from each hen. Brush about half of the glaze over the hens. Broil until bubbly, 1-2 minutes more. Place the hens on a serving platter and drizzle with the remaining glaze.

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About Apple-Glazed Cornish Game Hens

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Diabetic, Low Fat, Dairy Free, Low Carb
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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