Glazed Cornish Hens

FacebookTwitterPinterest

4 1-pound Cornish game hens
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1 teaspoon thyme

Heat oven to 350*F. Combine garlic powder and pepper. Pat hens dry. Season cavities with half of pepper mixture. Put squeezed out orange rinds in cavities. Fold wings back and tie legs together. Place hens, breast side up in a shallow baking dish. Combine juice, oil, rind and thyme, baste hens with mixture and sprinkle with remaining seasonings. Bake 45-75 minutes, basting frequently until 180*F.