Simple and Delicious Garlic-Wine Pheasant

Garlic-Wine Pheasant Marinade
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  • Total: 75 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 1 pheasant (serves 4)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
689 Calories
34g Fat
15g Carbs
76g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a simple and delicious grilled pheasant recipe that uses wine, citrus and garlic as the base flavor components. Perfect for special occasions and even better served with grilled vegetables.


  • 1 (2 to 3 pounds) pheasant
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley (roughly chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Rinse pheasant and pat dry with paper towel. Take kitchen shears or sharp knife and cut pheasant into quarters. Place pieces in a resealable plastic bag.

  2. Combine remaining ingredients in a small mixing bowl.

  3. Pour mixture over pheasant, seal bag, and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for 3 to 6 hours.

  4. Preheat the grill for medium-high heat.

  5. Remove pheasant from the plastic bag, reserving marinade. Place pieces on lightly-oiled grill rack and allow to cook for 15 minutes, basting occasionally with marinade.

  6. Reduce to medium heat and continue basting for another 15 minutes. Discard remaining marinade after this point. Let bird cook for a total of 1 hour or until internal temperature reaches 165 F.

  7. Once cooked, remove from heat, let rest for 5 minutes, carve and serve with your favorite side dishes.