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Roast Cornish Hen With Spicy Orange Sauce

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Ingredients
For hen
  Cornish hen 1 1⁄4 Pound
  White pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
For sauce
  Sugar free orange juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Arrowroot 2 Teaspoon, dissolved in 2 tablespoons water
  Water 2 Tablespoon (For Dissolving The Arrowroot)
  Firmly packed dark brown sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Chicken broth 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Orange peel 1⁄2 , grated
  Lemon peel 1⁄2 , grated
  Cinnamon stick 1⁄4
  Whole clove 1
  Canned mandarin orange sections 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (No Sugar Added)
  Fresh parsley 2 Teaspoon, chopped
Directions

MAKING
1 For the hen: Sprinkle pepper on the hen.
2 Place it on a rack in a roasting pan.
3 Roast at 350 degrees fahrenheit for about 40 minutes, basting occasionally with broth.
4 For the sauce: In a small saucepan, add the juices along with dissolved arrowroot.
5 Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly and cook until thick.
6 Reduce the heat, add sugar, orange and lemon peels, cinnamon stick, and clove and simmer for 5 minutes.
7 Remove from the heat and discard cinnamon stick and clove.
8 To the saucepan, add in the orange sections and simmer, stirring constatntly.
9 Cook until the sections are throughly heated and coated with sauce.
10 Stir in parsley, and remove from the heat.

SERVING
11 Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Poultry
Interest: 
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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