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Glazed Stuffed Cornish Hens

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Ingredients
  Cornish hens 3 Pound (2 Hens, 1 1/2 Pound Each)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sweet red pepper 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), cut into matchstick-thin strips
  Green pepper 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), cut into matchstick-thin strips
  Herb seasoned stuffing mix 8 Ounce (1 Package)
  Chicken broth 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Swanson Clear Ready To Serve)
  Apricot preserves 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

1. Remove giblets and neck from inside hens (reserve for another use if desired). Rinse hens; pat dry. Split hens along backbone and breastbone; set aside.
2. In 3-quart microwave-safe bowl, combine butter, onion and peppers. Cover with vented plastic wrap; microwave on high 3 minutes or until tender, stirring once during cooking. Add stuffing and broth; toss to mix well.
3. Pat stuffing mixture into bottom of 12- by 8-inch microwave-safe baking dish. Arrange hen halves, skin-side up, over stuffing; set aside.
4. Place preserves in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on high 45 seconds or until melted. Brush preserves over hens. Cover with waxed paper; microwave on high 17 minutes or until hens are nearly done, rotating dish twice and rearranging hens once during cooking. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes or until hens are no longer pink in center.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Microwaving

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