Here's a great way to use and even enjoy the pheasant the outdoorsmen in your life brings home! This appetizer creates a spicy, crisp and delicious mouthful sure to fool anyone who would wrinkle up their nose to pheasant! This has quickly become my number 1 requested appetizer by friends and family. So simple and so darn good!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
36 poppers
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cut the pheasant breast into 36 pieces, and place into a bowl. Pour the liquid from the jalapeno peppers over the pheasant, stir, and set aside to marinate for 20 minutes.

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate.

  • Drain the marinade from the pheasant and discard. Place a slice of jalapeno pepper onto each piece of pheasant breast, and wrap with a third of a strip of bacon. Skewer 6 of the pheasant pieces on each skewer.

  • Cook on the preheated grill, turning frequently, until the bacon is crispy, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove the skewers from the pheasant pieces, and place a toothpick into each piece to serve.

Nutrition Facts

310 calories; protein 32.7g 66% DV; carbohydrates 1.1g; fat 18.4g 28% DV; cholesterol 100.8mg 34% DV; sodium 780.8mg 31% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2009
Awsome! We soaked the pheasant in buttermilk overnight to get rid of the gamey taste. Very good super bowl appetizer! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2009
Awsome! We soaked the pheasant in buttermilk overnight to get rid of the gamey taste. Very good super bowl appetizer! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2010
These are amazing! I usually am not a big fan of game bird but these are unbelievable! We used pickled jalapenos (Mrs Renfros) Amazing! Highly recomended! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2008
My husband just went on his annual pheasant hunting trip. I threw this recipe in his bag, as it looked easy for a non-multitasking man. He called me and said they were great, and were a huge hit with the guys. They made them two nights in a row. I can't wait to try them myself. Thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2011
Wow these are great. My husband hunts but I hate eating pheasant so we usually give it away. This is the best pheasant dish I've had. I took it to a NYE party and people really loved them! I live in MN so grilling is tough in the winter... I just baked them and they turned out perfect! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2010
I loved this one but husband though it was very spicy. I can do one of two things: Ignore him or put smaller pieces of jalepeno on each piece. Haven't decided yet.... Seriously save this one its worth it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2010
Took this to a christmas party and went over well but I did do something a little different. Since my crew and I do not like things really hot and this was on the hot side. I added some teriyaki sauce to the poppers once they were cooked. It had a great flavor and still had enough heat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
AMAZING appetizer to make. They were gone quickly and people were asking for more. Definately something good to make for parties. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2008
This is the most I have ever enjoyed eating pheasant in my life. I am not a big wild game person but these were amazing. We have made them several times for family and friends and they are always well liked. They are easy to make in fact my 9 year old daughter has the recipe memorized. She actually calls them "lizzy poppers" after whoever put the recipe up. They are delicious and can be made in a snap...a definite 5 star appetizer. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2011
These were surprisingly good. We had to make a slight alteration as we only had 2 pheasant so we threw in some grouse...kind of crazy but the grouse was better. It stayed tender and juicy while the pheasant was a bit drier. Good recipe - we'll make it again. Read More
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