When I was growing up, I knew something special was going on when my mom would fix Cornish Game hens at camp or home. As an adult, I decided that while this meat is a bit more expensive than chicken I would fix it a couple of times of year. But, as luck would have it, when you find a recipe that you love you want to have it more often and this is what happened with this recipe. I got this idea from a sweet and sour chicken recipe my mom used to prepare. While I enjoyed it on chicken, today I simply save it for Cornish Game hens. I also make a bit more of the sauce that is placed on the hens before baking. No, I do not add all that sauce to the hens instead I save the extra to brush on, as a dipping sauce and/or to mix with rice.
Campfire Recipe: Easy Orange-Glazed Cornish Game Hens
Liquid or spray oil
1 to 2 large white onions
2 to 4 Cornish Game Hens, fresh or if frozen thawed
½ teaspoon of salt
¼ teaspoon of ground black pepper
½ cup of thawed frozen orange juice concentrate
¼ cup of ketchup
¼ cup of honey
Once this time period has passed, it is time to serve but always check the doneness of the meat prior to serving. When cooking outside there are several variables in the environment that can steal away heat from you Dutch oven, which can require that the dish be cooked longer.