Smothered Pheasant

This is a recipe that packs a ton of flavor into a single pheasant breast. There is no doubt that you will absolutely love it!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 1 MacFarlane pheasant breast
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 2-3 Cloves Garlic Large cloves
  • 1 Cup Sherry Cooking Wine
  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Lemon Squeezed
  • 1/2 tsp Thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Marjoram
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 1 Can Ro-Tel Original
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper and/or Banana Peppers Sliced
  • 1 Cup Crushed Tomatoes


  • Cut pheasant breast in two pieces, disjoint legs and wings, so there are eight pieces (including the breast)
  • Brown pheasant in a little butter in large deep skillet.
  • Remove pheasant and set aside.
  • Chop one medium onion fine, two or three large cloves of garlic, chopped fine and sauté in same skillet. 
  • Add to the sautéed onion and garlic one cup sherry cooking wine and half cup olive oil, and juice from half an lemon.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon thyme, 1/2 teaspoon marjoram, salt and pepper, one can Ro-Tel (original), the sliced pepper, and 1 cup crushed tomatoes.
  • Replace pheasant into the skillet (making sure all pieces are turned and coated in the mixture) reduce the heat to a simmer and cook covered approx. one hour.
  • Check occasionally and turn the pieces when needed.
  • Heat crushed tomatoes, and add peppers. Just before the pheasant is finished, prepare the pasta (I prefer spaghetti) so it is done about the same time the pheasant is finished.
  • When the pheasant is finished, remove to a warm plate, and place the cooked pasta in the skillet and coat well with the sauce.


This is a recipe that works well on all small game and upland game.
Topics Entrees, Pheasant Breast


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