Tender Pheasants


This recipe is very simple yet delicious. Pheasant is normally a dry bird but this recipe keeps it wonderfully moist. It almost falls right off the bone!

close up view of Tender Pheasants garnished with fresh herbs in a pot
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 20 mins
4 pheasants


  • 4 small pheasants, cleaned and rinsed

  • ½ pound sliced bacon

  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix

  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can sliced mushrooms

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place the pheasants into a large slow cooker. Wrap and drape the bacon over the birds, covering the pheasants as much as you can. Whisk the condensed soup, sour cream, water, chopped onion, onion soup mix, and mushrooms together in a mixing bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour over the pheasants.

  2. Cook on Low for 8 to 10 hours, or on High for 5 to 7 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

256 Calories
18g Fat
4g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 256
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 468mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 261mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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