Recipe: Cornish Game Hens

Chef Jodi Spindel offers a recipe for Cornish Game Hens.

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Cornish Game Hens

Delicious and simple

-Courtesy Chef Jodi Spindel,


Cornish Game Hens3 Cornish game hens, halved (regular chicken halves may be used instead)
2 Tablespoons olive oil
¾ teaspoon Kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
¼ cup Spindel Farms Simply Outrageous Pomegranate Tangerine Vinegar
¼ cup honey
¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1 sprig fresh oregano, leaves only, chopped (optional)
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ teaspoon Kosher salt
To taste freshly ground pepper


Preheat oven to 450°. Place hen halves skin side up on a rack in shallow roasting pan. Brush halves lightly with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast for 15 minutes (20 for chicken). Meanwhile, mix all other ingredients together and let stand. After first 20 minutes, reduce oven temperature to 350° and begin to baste with vinegar mixture. Baste every 10 minutes until done, approximately 20 minutes for hens and 30 for chicken. Check temperature of breast and remove at 175°. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Serves 6

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