Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Yield: Serves 4
- 4 Cornish game hens
- salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup melted butter, divided
- 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple slices (juice reserved and divided)
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
Season cavity of Cornish hens with salt and pepper. Place hens in a large shallow roasting pan, breast side up. Brush Cornish hens with half of the melted butter.
Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Add enough water to the pineapple juice to make 1 cup of liquid.
Combine 1/2 cup of the pineapple liquid with chicken broth; pour over the game hens.
Bake at 350° for 50 to 60 minutes, basting several times (every 10 to 15 minutes) with remaining butter and pan drippings.
Meanwhile, combine sugar, ginger, cornstarch, and remaining pineapple liquid in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring, until thickened.
Place 2 pineapple slices on top of each hen and spoon the ginger and pineapple glaze over each one.
Increase the oven temperature to 400° F and bake15 minutes longer.
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