Apricot Ginger Game Hens

Apricot Ginger Game Hens

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"These are wonderful to serve at a party. They look beautiful and taste even better. These should be marinated overnight; just place them into the oven before guests arrive and the work is done. Have the butcher cut the birds in half lengthwise for you, down the breast bone."
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Ingredients

9 h 30 m servings 348 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 348 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 17.8 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.9g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 23.9 g
  • 48%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 128 mg
  • 43%
  • Sodium:
  • 1876 mg
  • 75%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. In shallow dish, mix the soy sauce, apricot preserves, ginger, garlic, wine, and sugar. Place the hens in the dish, and coat with the marinade. Cover, and allow to marinate in the refrigerator 8 hours, or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  3. Arrange the hen halves in a baking dish. Pour remaining marinade over the hens. Bake uncovered 1 hour and 15 minutes in the preheated oven, basting frequently with the marinade, until hen juices run clear.

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  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Reviews

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Most helpful positive review

These were terrific, nice and juicy! I bought them frozen and when they thawed I just cut them in half myself with a big chef's knife, no problem. I basted them with the marinade they were cook...

Most helpful critical review

this was not the flavor i was expectiong what apricot i only tasted soy sauce it was good but should be under a different name and the marinating time is important did it for 6 hours the first t...

These were terrific, nice and juicy! I bought them frozen and when they thawed I just cut them in half myself with a big chef's knife, no problem. I basted them with the marinade they were cook...

I tasted the marinade before putting it on my hens. Too much soy! So this is what I did! Let me back up first. I bought Apricot preserves just to make this dish but when it came time to make it ...

This recipe was pretty tasty. I used boneless skinless chicken breasts instead of game hens, and my husband loved it. Next time, I think I will bread the chicken after it has been soaked in the ...

this was not the flavor i was expectiong what apricot i only tasted soy sauce it was good but should be under a different name and the marinating time is important did it for 6 hours the first t...

i used twice the amount of apricot reserve (jam actually) just a little less soy sauce, and dried ginger spice ( 10 mls). I didn't have the white wine, but this still came out tasting awesome a...

I was skeptical of this recipe at first, but I served it as the main course for Christmas dinner and it was a hit. The only thing I would to differently the next time I make this is use a rack ...

These are delicious and without the jam you would not have that great sticky glaze. Perhaps those who did not care for the recipe did not use fresh ginger. It is a huge crowd pleaser.

This was so easy and really delicious. My family loved them. Could easily use pork or chicken. I will certainly make this again.

These were wonderful. Moist and juicy. I used my kitchen shears to cut them in half and it was relatively easy. Both the adults and children loved them.