Tuesday, November 26, 2013

CORNISH HEN WITH ORANGE GINGER-GLAZE



A Cornish is particular breed of chicken and merely refers to a young chicken, which are usually fed in significant amount of food and slaughtered when they are about five weeks old. They are soft and tender, juicy and easy to cook.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour

INGREDIENTS:
1 whole chicken
2 tbsp. minced ginger
3 tbsp. soy sauce
1 cup orange juice
1 whole orange sliced
1 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. molasses
1 tbsp. freshly ground pepper

PROCEDURE:
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a bowl, mix all ingredients and taste t check the seasoning.
3. With kitchen shears, split the chicken into half.
4. Place chicken in a baking dish and pour marinade over the chicken.
5. It’ll be ideal to do this ahead of time, 3 hours or more.
6. Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes, basting and turning every few minutes.
7. Turn up the temperature to full and bake for another 10 minutes, basting continuously until chicken is nicely glazed and shiny.
8. Serve with sauce (cooked marinade) and orange slices or orange segments.


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