Wild Game Recipes

Upland bird 'kipper snacks' made from tenderloins rest on a table.
How to Cook Upland Bird Tenderloins

From flash searing to low-and-slow jerky, learn three easy and simple ways to cook those…

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Chukar-fil-A Sandwich

Inspired by and better than the ultra-busy, fast-food chain’s chicken sandwich, this recipe can utilize…

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Upland Enchiladas or Tostadas

Take your time with this delicious Mexican dish inspired by a Spokane, Washington, restaurant and…

Upland bird egg drop soup sits on a table.
Upland Bird Egg Drop Soup

Inspired by a family tradition and classic Christmas movie, this egg drop soup is great…

Roasted quail is garnished with cranberry sauce.
Roasted Quail with Bourbon Cranberry Sauce

Serve up this upland twist on a traditional meal to your holiday guests this season…

Two pheasants lie next to each other on a stone wall.
Serve Better Birds: A Field-to-Table Cooking Guide for Upland Bird Hunters

Project Upland wild game cooking contributor Jack Hennessy breaks down different steps of how to…

Quesadillas with quail meat rests on a plate.
Taco Bell Inspired Quail Quesadillas

Born from his daughter’s love of Taco Bell’s chicken quesadilla, the author delivers an upland-inspired…

Roasted pheasant sits on a table.
Roasted Pheasant with Spicy Apple Bacon Glaze

Surprise your holiday guests with an alternative upland centerpiece It’s that time of year again…

Upland chili rests on a table.
Upland Chili with a Spicy Cilantro Drizzle

Spice up your cold nights with this white chili that utilizes tougher upland bird cuts…

Pheasants hang in the field after being shot.
When to Field Dress Your Upland Birds

Learn when to field dress your upland birds, which methods to use and how to…

Pheasant stir fry sits on a table.
Spicy Ginger Upland Stir Fry

‘The easiest, quickest, most delicious wild stir fry you will ever make’ If this recipe…

Palak Pheasant rests in a bowl next to a side of naan bread.
Palak Pheasant

Dive into this delicious Indian dish, utilizing upland game in a spinach curry My wife…

Pheasant stuffed pumpkin sits on a table.
Pheasant Sausage Stuffed Pumpkin

Welcome fall with a savory stuffed pumpkin dish that boasts bold flavors and upland bird…

Mexican mole rests in a cast iron skillet.
Upland Birds in Mole

A sauce with layers of flavor, mole is an excellent vehicle to cook upland game…

A plucked ruffed grouse with a freshly shot grouse in the background on autumn leaves
Game Meat Profile: Ruffed Grouse Nutrition, Cooking Tips, and Handling

Ruffed grouse embody the flavor of fall in the Northwoods; learn cooking and handling tips…

A plate of buffalo fried pheasant pieces with carrot and celery sticks and bleu cheese dip
Buffalo Wild Ringneck

Turn your pheasants into a finger-licking appetizer ready for your next football party Earlier in…

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Chicken Fried Prairie Chicken

Welcome fall with a main course of delicious fried prairie chicken breasts with creamy gravy…

A plate with wild game meat and a salt shaker to enhance flavor
Why Salt is Important for Cooking Game

Learn how salt should be used when cooking wild meat to enhance flavor and retain…

Grilled pheasant with smoked jalapeno chimichurri sauce
Grilled Pheasant with Smoked Jalapeño Chimichurri

Say farewell to summer with this fresh, spicy sauce atop pheasant that has been grilled…

grouse milanese on a plate with salad.
Grouse Milanese – A Classic Italian Recipe Gone Upland

Bring this fried cooking tradition of Southern Italy to North American upland game birds with…

Plucked quail rests on a plate, ready to be cooked.
Game Meat Profile: Quail Nutrition, Cooking Tips and Handling

Though small and a sometimes difficult quarry to bag, quail are delicious birds and can…