Butterflied Cornish Hens with Apricot Glaze

Cornish Hen with Apricot Glaze

Makes: 4-6 servings
Free of: gluten and all top allergens

Photo: Chris Gonzaga


  • 4 Cornish hens, butterflied
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • pepper and salt
  • 1 cup (250 mL) apricot jam [look for allergen-free brand]
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F
  2. Rub oil and pepper and salt all over hens.
  3. Sear the birds on both sides over medium-high heat in a large grill pan (or saute pan). Remove to a baking sheet.
  4. For the glaze, heat jam and lemon juice. Bring to a simmer
  5. Brush half the glaze over hens. Roast in oven 12-15 minutes continuing to brush with glaze every 3 minutes.
  6. When juices of a bird run clear (prick with a small knife, remove from oven.
  7. Rest hens for a few minutes, and serve whole or halved.

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