Guinea fowl Baked in Orange Juice and Honey – the perfect dish for lunch or dinner with friends. Fast, easy and above all tasty.


  • 2 guinea fowl (made without giblets), approx. 1-1.2 kg each
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 stars of anise (can be omitted if we do not like)
  • 1/2 orange
  • 200 ml of orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated root ginger
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon of hot pepper powder


  • Preheat the oven to 190°C.
  • Keep the guinea fowl under running water and cover with excess skin around the carcass opening and the back (be careful not to cut the skin on the breast).
  • Season with salt and sprinkle with ground pepper. In the middle of each guinea fowl put on a piece of orange (with peel) and star anise.
  • Place the guinea fowl (back up) into a large roasting pan.
  • Pour orange juice mixed with ginger to the bottom of the roasting pan. Cover the top of guinea fowl with aluminum foil (shiny side down).
  • Put into the oven and bake for 45 minutes.
  • In the meantime, prepare the glaze: melt the butter in a bowl, add honey, olive oil and soy sauce and hot pepper.
  • Mix everything thoroughly.
  • After 45 minutes, open the oven, remove the foil and coat the guinea fowl’s back with the prepared glaze.
  • Bake another 45 minutes (no more covered). During this time, the guinea fowl glaze several times and pour sauce from the bottom of the roasting pan.
  • At this stage, you have to make sure that the skin does not burn. This will be prevented by frequent pouring and – around half the time of baking – turning the guinea fowl to the other side.
  • Baked guinea fowl must be removed from the oven and let stand for 10 minutes before portioning and serving.
  • The sauce remaining in the pan can be poured into a pot, reduced (stirring and boiling for 10 minutes on a larger fire) and served with the meat.
  • Serve with Roman lettuce in a vinaigrette, sprinkled with finely chopped and fried bacon, as well as with pieces of fresh orange.


Enjoy!!! 🍗🍊