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Kitchen Dictionary: pheasant

Pronounced: FEH-suhnt

A medium-size game bird, long-tailed, seed-eating and chicken-like. A white neck ring is present on most males, and females or hens are light brown with black flecking. Originally from Asia, but now found in Europe and North America, and one of the most popular game birds in North America. Hens are plumper, juicier and more tender. Young phesants may be roasted, but older pheasants should be cooked with moise heat to compensate for their lean dry flesh.

plural: pheasants


Season: available year-round

More Pheasant Recipes
Popular Pheasant Recipes
Brined Roast Pheasant " Outdoor Wisconsin" Style
Creamed Pheasant (Or Chicken) Eastern European
Fried Prairie Chicken or Pheasant

Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 pheasant
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 724
Calories from Fat 334 (46%)
Total Fat 37.2g 57%
Saturated Fat 10.8g 54%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.7g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 284mg 94%
Sodium 160mg 6%
Potassium 972mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 90.8g 181%

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