Honey-Orange Game Hens

Honey-Orange Game Hens
Servings: 6 Prep 15 mins Roast 400°F 30 mins


  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 3 game hens (4-3/4 pounds total), cut in half lengthwise
Fruited White and Wild Rice:
  • 2 (6 ounce) packages white and wild rice mix
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 can (11 ounce) mandarin oranges, drained

Make It

1. In large resealable plastic bag, combine juice, honey, soy sauce, garlic and vinegar. Add hens, reseal and shake to combine. Place in refrigerator 3 hours or overnight.

2. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Remove hens from marinade; place marinade in small saucepan. Place hens, skin side up, on broiler pan.

3. Roast hens at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes. While hens are cooking, bring marinade to boiling. Boil 10 minutes until slightly syrupy. Brush hens with some honey-orange syrup. Return hens to oven; roast 10 minutes longer or until instant-read thermometer registers 160 degrees F. If desired, run hens under broiler 2 minutes to crisp skin. Serve over Fruited White and Wild Rice. Makes 6 servings.

Fruited White and Wild Rice:

4. Prepare the 2 packages white and wild rice mix as package label directs. When done, stir in chopped scallions and drained mandarin oranges.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 936, Fat, total (g): 39, chol. (mg): 281, sat. fat (g): 11, carb. (g): 91, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 54, sodium (mg): 1393, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.