Honey-Mustard Game Hens



6 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 202
Caloriesfromfat 34 %
Fat 7.6 g
Satfat 1.9 g
Monofat 2.5 g
Polyfat 1.6 g
Protein 27.4 g
Carbohydrate 3.9 g
Fiber 0.1 g
Cholesterol 82 mg
Iron 1.3 mg
Sodium 372 mg
Calcium 18 mg


3 (1 1/2-pound) Cornish hens
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup coarse-grained mustard
2 tablespoons Riesling or other dry white wine
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground mace
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Cooking spray
Rosemary sprigs (optional)


Remove and discard giblets and necks from hens. Rinse hens under cold water; pat dry. Remove skin; trim excess fat. Split hens in half lengthwise. Sprinkle salt and pepper over hen halves; set aside.

Combine mustard and next 5 ingredients (mustard through cloves) in a small bowl; set aside.

Prepare grill or broiler. Place hen halves, meaty sides up, on grill rack or broiler pan coated with cooking spray; cook 15 minutes on each side or until juices run clear, basting occasionally with mustard mixture. Garnish with rosemary sprigs, if desired.