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“Asian influenced flavor. Another recipe from Big Daddy's House on the Food Network. Everything he makes looks SO delicious! I can't wait to try this! On the show, he only prepared one Cornish hen, so adjust your times accordingly for multiple hens. Cooking time includes deep-frying and baking time.”
1 cornish hen

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  1. Pre-heat oil in a pot large enough to fit a Cornish hen comfortably, to about 350 degrees.
  2. Thoroughly wash and pat Cornish hen dry to avoid unnecessary spatter, and carefully ease into hot oil.
  3. Cook for 8-10 minutes on each side until you see that it is turning slightly golden brown around the edges and crispy.
  4. Remove and place on cooling rack.
  5. In a small bowl, prepare glaze by mixing together first 4 ingredients, adding red pepper flakes to your heat preference. Baste entire hen liberally with the glaze.
  6. Pop in pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes or until it gets crispy.
  7. Flip over, and re-baste bottom of hen, and put back in oven for another 8 minutes to crisp up the other side.
  8. Let rest before serving. You can cut into quarters for 2 servings, or serve whole.
  9. Serve alongside steamed veggies and/or Jasmine rice for a complete meal!

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