Hoisin-Glazed Cornish Hens

Cuisinart original

This marinade is very versatile. Try it brushed on salmon or chicken pieces and simply roast in the oven.


Makes 2 to 4 servings



½         cup hoisin sauce

2          tablespoons honey

2          tablespoons soy sauce, reduced sodium

1          tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger

2          garlic cloves, finely chopped

2          Cornish game hens, (1 to 1¼ pounds each)

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (based on 4 servings):
Calories 268 (13% from fat) • carb. 34 • pro. 25g
• fat 4g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 104mg
• sod. 1052mg • calc. 17mg


1. In a mixing bowl stir together the hoisin, honey, soy sauce, ginger and garlic.

2. Put the hens in a sealable plastic bag. Pour the marinade over the hens and refrigerate for at least an hour, up to overnight.

3. Truss the hens well with butcher’s twine and then fit both onto the spit so they are evenly positioned in the middle of the spit. Secure well with the skewers.

4. Adjust the rack to position 1 and place the baking pan on top of it. Fit the spit into the oven and set to the Custom setting on the Rotisserie function (using Convection) at 425°F for 40 minutes.

5. Hens are cooked when the juices run clear when the thighs are pierced with the tip of a knife.