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Cornish Hens with Apricot Glaze Recipe


Atkins Cornish Hens with Apricot Glaze
3.6g
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Style:American
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Phase: Phase 3
Difficulty: Moderate
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24.6g

Protein

5.9g

Fat

2.6g

Fiber

173.9kcal

Calories

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INGREDIENTS

  • 4 bird whole Chicken Meat (Cornish Game Hens)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 8 tbsp Sugar Free Apricot Preserves
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp, ground Cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped Shallots
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth, Bouillon or Consomme
  • 2 tsp Thick-It-Up

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat oven to 450°F.
  2. Rinse hens under cold running water and then drain and blot dry with paper towels. Place one hen on its breast. With poultry shears make a lengthwise cut down one side of the backbone to the tail. Repeat on other side of backbone; remove and discard backbone. Remove and discard fat inside the body and neck cavities. Place hen cut-side down and flatten with your hands. Transfer to a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining hens. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. In a small bowl, mix jam, cinnamon and cardamom.
  4. Cook 25 minutes, until no longer pink inside and juices run clear. Heat broiler. Brush reserved glaze on hens. Broil 6 from heat source 2 minutes, until browned. Remove from broiler. Transfer hens to a serving platter; tent with foil to keep warm.
  5. In skillet over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add shallots and cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened. Carefully pour accumulated juices from the baking sheet into skillet. Add chicken broth. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Whisk in thickener. Simmer 1 minute until thickened. Transfer sauce to a gravy boat and serve immediately.

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