pheasant breast recipes

14 Finger-Lickin’ Good Pheasant Breast Recipes You Need To Try

The pheasant is a game bird that resembles chicken in flavor and texture. However, it has a gamey, more decadent taste and a slightly darker color that may not appeal to all palates. But, because it is healthier than both chicken and turkey, more and more people are now using it to adorn their holiday spreads.

While pheasant can be cooked whole, pheasant breast is the best part of this game bird. It can be transformed into a range of mouthwateringly good dishes, from pheasant alfredo to pheasant pot pie. This list of pheasant breast recipes is sure to spoil you for choice!

#1. Easy Pheasant Pho

This recipe transforms classic Vietnamese soup into a hearty, healthy, and delectable creation. It calls for preparing broth with chicken broth, fish sauce, salt, onion, and a few other ingredients, then flavoring it with a cheesecloth bundle stuffed with herbs and spices. Spoon it over well-seared pheasant and noodles and top with bean sprouts, sliced jalapenos, or your favorite toppings.

#2. Ginger and Mango Pheasant in a Parmesan Nest

With a few simple ingredients, you can create this gourmet meal in no time. To make, cook cubed pheasant breast in milk and ginger, then add it to a bowl with cubed mango and chopped chives. Next, add cheese to parchment paper squares and microwave them, so you can shape them using an upturned glass. Finally, fill them with the pheasant salad, and serve!

#3. How to Cook Pheasant Breast with Creamy Savoy Cabbage

Although pheasant breasts are delightful on their own, serving them over a bed of creamy savoy cabbage and pancetta is a sure-fire way to create a fan-following for this simple and scrumptious recipe. Make it for a family dinner or celebratory event, and be prepared to take in requests for repeats!

#4. Palak Pheasant

Inspired by Indian cuisine, this recipe offers a lot of depth of character and layers of flavors that will leave you wanting more. It also has loads of greens that will help you clock in your daily nutrition intake in a delicious meal.

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#5. Pan-Roasted Pheasant

This recipe is a unique creation that will surprise you with the final result! Pan-roasted pheasant is served with spoonfuls of savory grape sauce made with juices from the meat, a small drizzle of oil, sliced shallots, stock, vinegar, and roasted grapes and their juices. Serve it with winter squash and sweet potatoes to round up your meal.

#6. Pheasant Alfredo

This recipe looks as good as it tastes! To make, brown well-seasoned pheasant breast then add it to the rich, creamy pasta alfredo. It creates a wonderful balance of flavors and textures and is sure to appeal to every palate. What’s more? It’s made in one pot and takes just 30 minutes to prepare!

#7. Pheasant Breast Supreme

This recipe, as the name suggests, is supreme! It has a wonderful dose of meat and protein-rich spinach, smothered in a delicious sauce and sprinkled with almonds for added crunch. It has a long ingredient list, but don’t let that keep you from savoring the amazing range of flavors this meal can offer.

#8. Pheasant Breast with Wild Mushroom Sauce

Make a delectable wild mushroom sauce with mushrooms, shallots, double cream, chicken stock, herbs, and seasonings. Place seared, juicy pheasant breasts on top and garnish with tarragon to serve. This recipe also includes instructions for substitution and variations, so it will definitely help you prepare a delicious meal that everyone will love!

#9. Pheasant Breasts Casserole with Bacon and Apples

Looking to feed a crowd? This pheasant breast casserole recipe is an excellent choice. To make, sauté bacon, leeks, and apples until brown and heat rapeseed oil in the same pan to cook pheasant breasts. Mix all the ingredients with a sauce made with flour, apple juice, stock, and jelly, and simmer until the peasant is tender. Serve hot!

#10. Pheasant Noodle Soup

Did you roast a pheasant and have the carcass left behind? Use it to make this stunning noodle soup. Cook the pheasant breast carcass with celery stalks, leeks, carrots, garlic clove, rosemary, and anise pods together to make the broth, and strain it to remove the solid bits. Add cooked noodles and shredded pheasant meat, and top with parsley for a comforting treat.

#11. Pheasant Pot Pie

This recipe features a savory filling of shredded pheasant breast and fresh veggies like chopped carrots, celery, and broccoli along with a sauce made of butter, diced onions, flour, broth, and milk. This mixture is then transferred to a pie plate and topped with a puff pastry crust. Baked until golden brown, this pie is the ultimate comfort food.

#12. Pheasant with Mushrooms and Cream

If you’re a sucker for everything fall, this pheasant recipe will be right up your alley! It uses a wonderful combination of sauteed mushrooms and meaty pheasant that is elevated by the complexity of brandy and the richness of the cream, adding more character to the dish. This dish comes together quickly and is perfect for cooking on busy weeknights.

#13. Smoked Bacon Wrapped Pheasant Breasts

Bacon makes everything better. In this dish, it’s wrapped around spice-rubbed pheasant breasts that are then smoked and braised in a delicious honey mustard sauce to produce a juicy, mouthwatering treat. The sweetness from the sauce and the fiery spice rub create a wonderful flavor contrast. Serve them alongside wilted or sauteed veggies for a filling meal.

#14. Ultimate Pheasant Tacos

This recipe will truly elevate your taco nights! All you have to do is sear pheasant breast until they’re crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside, cut them into chunks, then combine them with chopped pickled veggies. Stuff them in warm tortillas, and serve them with a tomatillo salsa verde to enjoy.

AboutRibana Hategan

Ribana is a certified pastry chef and passionate home cook who curates and develops recipes that are high on nutrition. She develops and tests cost effective, nutritious meals using quality ingredients to help people better their everyday eating experiences.