Grilled Pheasant With Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Barbecued pheasant recipe

The Spruce Eats / Victoria Heydt

  • Total: 42 mins
  • Prep: 12 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
312 Calories
16g Fat
30g Carbs
12g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 4
Amount per serving
Calories 312
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 1333mg 58%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 12g
Calcium 37mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a simple pheasant recipe that calls for the bird to be basted with barbecue sauce. Either make your own or use your favorite brand. It will be delicious!


  • 1 pheasant (cut into pieces)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup butter (melted)
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Pheasant ingredients
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  2. Preheat grill for medium-high heat.

    Heat grill
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  3. Sprinkle pheasant pieces with salt, paprika, and black pepper.

    Sprinkle with salt and paprika
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  4. Brush with melted butter and place on grill rack.

    Pheasant on grill
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  5. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, turning occasionally. Baste with barbecue sauce frequently throughout the cooking process.

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  6. Reduce heat to medium and cook for an additional 10 to 15 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the pheasant reaches 165 degrees F.

    Reduce heat
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  7. Remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes.

    Remove from heat
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  8. Then carve and serve with your favorite sides.

    Cut up and serve
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  9. Enjoy!

    Serve barbecued pheasant
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