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Braised Lemon Pheasant Recipe

Braised Lemon Pheasant

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"The lemon and garlic bring out the best in this dish. Excellent served with rice pilaf and fresh steamed carrots. Try it! You'll like it!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 20 mins

    1 hr 40 mins


  1. Season pheasant with salt and pepper. Dredge in flour, and shake off excess.
  2. Melt butter in a large, heavy skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Sear pheasant pieces until well browned. Stir in garlic, and cook for a few seconds until fragrant. Pour in lemon juice, beef broth, and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the pheasant is tender, about 1 hour.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 06, 2008

Excellent dish on a cold Fall day. I made only a few changes. I seasoned the pheasant with lemon pepper instead of just plain pepper. I also used 2 cups of beef broth and no water. The pheasant was very tender and moist. Hubby loved it too! Served with mashed potatoes.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 20, 2010

i was really scared to eat this since i had never had pheasant before. someone gave the bird to my husband, so i made him cook it!...anyway, it was pretty good. we used white wine and a little of the beef broth. we also added some diced bacon to the pan as the meat was simmering. the flavor came out very nice! i cant say that i will ever ask for pheasant again, but it didnt kill me like i thought it would : )

Oct 21, 2007

Overall very good!!! Next time I make this dish I will increase the lemon juice to 1/2 cup. I used chicken broth instead of beef as that is what I had on hand. I will also use a little more garlic and pepper as well...but my husband and I loved it. Very tender with no gamey flavor...and it did NOT taste like chicken...much better!

Oct 31, 2007

Great and simple way to serve pheasant. Tastes good - no gamey flavor. Used about 1/3 cup of lemon juice (2 small lemons), 3 large cloves of garlic, and 1 1/2 cups of organic beef broth out of the box. Most of the liquid had evaporated after about 1 hour. Could maybe use more liquid next time.

Nov 02, 2007

I am not a huge fan of pheasant but this is really good. Definately the best pheasant recipe I have come across. Meat was tender, not gamely, and had a nice lemon garlic flavor.

Oct 28, 2007

I made this recipe the other night for my husband and I - he had gotten two pheasants that morning and it was wonderful! No gamey flavor at all - I used an entire fresh lemon and paired it with baby red garlic mashed potatoes. Great recipe - perfect for people just beginning with game recipes too.

Nov 23, 2010

This was magnificent. I prepared the full recipe of the liquid (using 1/2 cup lemon juice) but for 1 pheasant. I also added about 1 tsp rosemary and used 2 garlic cloves. The sauce made great gravy once cooked down and thickened with a little corn starch.

Nov 16, 2008

Turned out great I used Lemon Pepper and Chicken Broth. Also Toward the end of the hour cooking I turned the heat up and let the juice cook off and thicken once all the juice was gone and the meat browned more I turned the heat off and served


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  • Calories
  • 338 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.5 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 117 mg
  • 39%
  • Fat
  • 20.1 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 32.2 g
  • 64%
  • Sodium
  • 1240 mg
  • 50%

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

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