“Comfort Food for the Mind, Body, and Soul”: Honey Glazed Cornish Hens

Cornish hen dishes are always good when guests and friends arrive for dinner.

By Sharon Fox



1/2 cup honey

2 tablespoons orange juice

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

3 tablespoons cumin seed, toasted and crushed

3 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

4 Cornish hens, split in half

Salt and pepper


Combine glaze ingredients. 

Preheat the oven to 400°F. 

Rinse hens and blot dry. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. 

Using about a third of the glaze, brush both sides of hen halves. 

Place, skin side down, on a baking sheet with low sides. Place in oven and roast 10 minutes. 

Turn heat down to 375°F, brush hens again with half the remaining glaze and roast 5 minutes. 

Turn hens over and roast 10 minutes. 

Brush with remaining glaze and roast until deep golden brown, about 5 minutes more. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. 

Serves 8 (or 4 hungry adults).


Sharon Fox is the author of COMFORT FOOD FOR THE MIND, BODY, AND SOUL and she has a series of eBooks for Kindle. 

She’s also Food Editor for several online magazines and host of a new TV show based in Atlanta, GA “The Healthy Living Show”

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This was printed in the August 12, 2012 – August 25, 2012 Edition