Roasted Pheasant with Celery/Chestnut Stuffing

This is a great recipe to use to change up your Holiday traditions or if you just simply enjoy having a bird and stuffing for a meal!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Servings




  • 1 Oz Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Onion Chopped fine
  • 1 Tbsp Celery Chopped fine
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Minced
  • 2 Tbsp Chestnuts Chopped fine, can use frozen
  • 1 1/2 Cups Breadcrumbs Coarse and dried
  • 2 Oz Butter Whole
  • 2 Cups Chicken Stock
  • 1 Sprig Thyme Freshly picked from stem
  • 1 Leaf Sage Chopped
  • 1 tsp Parsley Chopped
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste



  • Season pheasant with salt and pepper and sear the bird in a hot pan with 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, turn bird on all sides to sear evenly.
  • Place bird in a 350 degree F oven for about 20 min, to check make a small cut in thigh meat and juices should run out clear not red, let bird rest before cutting.
  • Cut the legs and thigh off and pick the meat from the bones, reserve. 
  • Carve the breasts off the bone and reserve.


  • In a small pot heat oil and add onion, celery and garlic and then saute for 5 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add chestnuts, breadcrumbs, butter and chicken stock and cook all together.
  • Finish with picked leg and thigh meat, thyme, sage, parsley and salt and pepper.


To Serve:
  • 2 cups celery chestnut stuffing, see recipe
  • 12 pieces brussel sprouts, boiled in salted water till tender, quartered
  • 2 ounces of diced bacon
Spoon the stuffing onto two plates, use a ring mold if you want to make a nice presentation. Slice the pheasant breasts and arrange them on top of the stuffing. In a hot sauté pan add bacon and cook until crispy, add cooked brussels sprouts, salt, and pepper and spoon over pheasant.
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