Chicken Fried Pheasant Recipe -
Chicken Fried Pheasant Recipe
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Chicken Fried Pheasant

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"Family favorite around bird hunting season. Chicken fried pheasant is so simple and good, and unless you tell them, they don't have a clue it's wild game. Uses few ingredients, prep and cooking time are minimal. The first problem is getting the bird in the first place, if you're a hunter! The second problem is there are NEVER any leftovers, no matter how much you cook. Makes wonderful cold sandwiches IF there is anything leftover!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. In a shallow bowl, mix the milk and vinegar. Dip the pheasant slices in the milk and vinegar mixture, then press both side in the cracker crumbs to coat.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the pheasant in the hot oil about 5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
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  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 15, 2008

I didn't strip the pheasant, just left it as legs and breasts. I was very weary of the vinegar w/ the milk, and after frying the pheasant I stuck it in a 350 deg oven for 25 min to make sure the pheasant was done, since mine was thicker than the recipe states. Seasoned with garlic salt, pepper & Johnnys. My husband said that this was the best "fried anything" he'd ever had. I'm looking forward to doing this again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 18, 2004

This was tasty enough. But I knew that two breast halves would not feed four people. Use one breast half for every serving. It would be wonderful in a cold sandwich!!


10 Ratings

Oct 27, 2008

This was my first time EVER making pheasant, and I'm glad I found this recipe to use as a starter. I tweaked it just a bit. I crushed the crackers in my blender, and added a few spices to the mix: thyme, onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, and some fresh rosemary and basil that I still had left in my garden. I also left the legs and breasts intact. It was so good, my family said we should open a new franchise with it: KFP (Kentucky Fried Pheasant)!! They loved it!

Jun 11, 2005

Excellent! The advice about serving size is correct but this recipe is definitely worthy of more than 3 stars. It is quite good.

Feb 23, 2009

This was very toddler ate it up!

Nov 12, 2008

Wow! Tastes like chicken! My family had a fun time eating it! My husband made sure that we "watched out for bb's" to make it interesting. My son even wanted me to pack some in his lunch for school the next day.... what fun boys are :)

Dec 05, 2008

My Pheasant hunting husband could not stop talking about how great these were.

Mar 30, 2013

Pretty good!


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  • Calories
  • 275 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 11.6 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 25.8 g
  • 52%
  • Sodium
  • 243 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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