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Orange Ginger Glazed Cornish Hens

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Ingredients
  Fresh orange juice 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (From About 3 Oranges)
  Minced peeled fresh ginger 2 Tablespoon
  Low sodium soy sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Honey 2 Tablespoon
  Water 1 Tablespoon
  Cornstarch 2 Teaspoon
  Cornish hens 3 Pound, skinned and halved (2 Hens, 1 1/2 Pound Each)
  Cooking spray 1
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

1.
Preheat oven to 475°.
2.
Combine first 4 ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil.
Combine 1 tablespoon water and cornstarch; stir with a whisk.
Add cornstarch mixture to juice mixture in pan, stirring with a whisk.
Cook 2 minutes or until thick and glossy, stirring constantly.
3.
Place hen halves, meaty sides up, on a foil-lined jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray; sprinkle hen halves with salt and ground ginger.
Spoon juice mixture evenly over hen halves.
4.
Insert a meat thermometer into the meaty part of a thigh, making sure not to touch bone.
Bake at 475° for 25 minutes or until thermometer registers 180°.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Chinese
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes

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