Pheasant Salad with Fennel

This salad brings a lot of great flavors together that make it a perfect meal.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Servings


  • 1 Whole MacFarlane Pheasants
  • 1 Qt Pheasant Broth Turkey and chicken broth will work too
  • 1 Medium Fennel Bulb Chopped
  • 2 tsp Fennel Pollen
  • 1-2 Tbsp Green Fennel Seeds Optional
  • 1 Tbsp Mint Leaves Chopped
  • 1 Small Red Hot Chile Minced
  • 1 Lemon Zested and juiced
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste


  • Bring the broth to a simmer in a lidded pot.
  • Turn the heat off and drop the pheasant breasts in.
  • Make sure they are submerged. 
  • Cover the pot.
  • Meanwhile, chop the fennel bulb into pieces you would want to eat, roughly the size of a thumbnail.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients and set aside.
  • The pheasant breasts should be fully cooked in 20 minutes*
  • When the pheasant is cool enough to handle, shred it into pieces with your hands.
  • Mix everything together and let this sit, covered, at room temperature for an hour or so before eating.


You can also store it overnight in the fridge.
*Save the broth for soup or something else. It will keep in the fridge for a week or so
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