Barkman Honey

Peachy Cornish Hens (Microwave)


    4 servings


  • 2 Rock Cornish game hens, thawed
  • One 6 oz. pkg. chicken flavored rice mix butter
  • One 1lb. can cling peach halves
  • 1/4 tsp. curry powder
  • 1 tbsp. dry mustard
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • Paprika



Remove giblets from game hens.

Split hens in half with kitchen shears.

Rinse well; pat dry.

Combine seasoning in rice package with water and butter according to package directions.

Place in 7″ x 11″ baking dish.

Cook uncovered in microwave oven for about 1 minute or until hot; stir in the rice.

Cover; cook for 2 minutes longer.

Arrange hen halves in dish, skin-side down, with meaty portion near edges of dish.

Cover; cook for 10 minutes, turning dish 2 or 3 times.

Drain peach halves, reserving 2 tbsp. syrup.

Set peaches aside.

Combine reserved syrup, 1 tbsp. butter, honey, dry mustard and curry powder in small bowl.

Cook, uncovered, for about 45 seconds or until bubbly.

Lift out hen halves; stir rice well.

Return hens to dish, skin-side up.

Brush skin evenly with honey mixture; cook for 10 minutes longer or until meat near bone is no longer pink.

Arrange peach halves around hens; brush with any remaining honey mixture.

Cook covered for about 45 seconds.

Sprinkle paprika over hens and peaches.

Let stand covered for 5 minutes before serving.

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