Rosemary-Glazed Cornish Hens

Dinner time is grillin’ time. A sweet and tangy glaze made with rosemary, orange juice and brown sugar gives Cornish hens a new look and taste.
Dinner time is grillin’ time. A sweet and tangy glaze made with rosemary, orange juice and brown sugar gives Cornish hens a new look and taste.

Rosemary-Glazed Cornish Hens

Prep Time
10

MINUTES

10 minutes
Cook Time
50

MINUTES

50 minutes
Serves
4

Calories
681

  • Calories681
  • Total Fat47 g
  • Cholesterol337 mg
  • Sodium309 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate3 g
  • Protein57 g

Ingredients

  • 4 Premium Cornish Hens, thawed

  • 2/3 cup orange juice, frozen concentrate

  • 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon onion, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon rosemary, crushed leaves

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Cooking Instructions

  • Set up grill for indirect cooking: For gas grill, preheat all burners on high. Turn one burner off; place food over “off” burner. Reset remaining burner(s) to medium. Close lid. For charcoal grill, arrange hot coals around outer edge of grill; place disposable pan in open space; place food over open area. Close lid. Heat to medium.
  • Combine orange juice concentrate, vinegar, brown sugar, chopped onion, rosemary and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cook 5 to 8 minutes or until slightly thickened. Set aside.
  • Rinse hens and pat dry. Lightly salt and pepper inside of hens. Secure wings to hens and tie legs together with string, if desired. Sprinkle hens evenly with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper.
  • Place hens (not touching) over indirect heat on grill. Grill hens, covered, 35 minutes. Baste hens with glaze. Grill, covered, 15 to 25 minutes longer or until done (internal temp 180ºF). Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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