Smothered Pheasant

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Kaye Lynn 31

"This is my mom's recipe for preparing the pheasants my dad would bring in during hunting season in Iowa. I use only the breasts from the birds, but you can use the other parts of the pheasant as well. This makes its own gravy that is delicious on mashed potatoes."
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1 h 50 m servings 520 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 520 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 30.6 g
  • 47%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.4g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 48 g
  • 96%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 176 mg
  • 59%
  • Sodium:
  • 267 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat an oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Season the pheasant breasts on all sides with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the flour onto a plate, and press the pheasant breast into the flour until completely coated. Shake off excess flour and set aside. Melt the butter in an ovenproof Dutch oven or deep skillet over medium heat. Cook the pheasant breasts in the hot butter until golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes per side. Pour in the half-and-half cream and bring to a simmer; cover the Dutch oven.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the pheasant breasts are tender and no longer pink in the center, about 1 1/2 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).


  • Editor's Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.



Hi everyone, I'm the submitter of this recipe and I'd like to clarify something. AR changed my recipe a little. The breasts need not be "boneless halves". Pheasant breasts are small. I use skinl...

Good recipe, but I made changes. after browning the pheasant, I added 1/2 cup chopped celery, 1 cup chopped mushrooms and 1 medium chopped onion. I sauteed this in the pan for 3 minutes and then...

This was good, but the pheasant was just a tiny bit dry. I added a bit of garlic powder on the pheasant before dredging in flour, and added salt, pepper, and garlic powder to the flour as well. ...

I made this for the Wild Game Feed which was held at the Wittenbergs last night (March 3, 2012). It was delicious. Served it with fettucine.

I fried it like the recipe said for a few minutes on each side. Then since I did not have half and half I used Cream of Chicken soup and a little left over chicken stock. I added a 4 oz. can of ...

This recipe is perfect as written. I used 3 whole pheasant breasts with bone-in since that is what we had from the hunt. I prepared the recipe just as written and served it with mashed potatoe...

I made the recipe as described, except I did it in a family sized skillet and used 2 pints of 1/2 and 1/2. I also included the leg sections, which became very tender. My 2-year-old seriously a...

This recipe is very easy to make and absolutely devine! I used the whole bird. I browned it in a skillet and then placed it in the crock pot to finish it off. It is a new Christmas tradition.

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