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Mandarin Game Hen

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This recipe is compliments of Birdwing Spa, a Desination Spa Vacations group member.

Despite the name Game Hen, it is not a game bird, but actually a type of domestic chicken. Though the bird is called a “hen”, it can be either male or female. In addition to commanding a higher price, the game hens have a shorter growing span, 28 to 30 days as opposed to 42 or more for regular chicken.


  • 2 Cornish Game Hens
  • 1/2 C Water
  • 3 Tbsp Orange Juice
  • 1 tsp Tarragon
  • 1/2 tsp Marjoram
  • 1/2 tsp Sage
  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Stock


Wash hens and remove giblets, split in 1/2 lengthwise; place in 9 x 13 inch glass pan. Combine remaining ingredients in small saucepan and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Pour marinade over hens and bake 1 hour at 375 degrees; baste every 15 minutes.

Serve with:
Steamed Carrots and Wild Rice.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition information per serving:
376 cals., 42 g pro., 2 g carb., 21 g fat, 6 g sat. fat

Author: Debra K

I believe we all have the right to enjoy incredible looking and tasting cuisine.

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