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Balsamic Honey Grouse | A Field-to-Table Recipe

Balsamic Honey Grouse | A Field-to-Table Recipe

I am constantly looking for delicious, somewhat unusual, and very healthy recipes. If I can use some of the game meat I have stored in the freezer, even better.

I recently stumbled across this delicious recipe and highly recommend it. It’s quick, simple, and oh-so-healthy! You can swap out the grouse with pheasant or turkey!

This recipe equals 4 servings and takes about 30 minutes to prep (207 calories per serving).


  • 4 boneless bird breasts. Any type of meat will work in this recipe.
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 (or more!) cloves chopped garlic
  • 2 medium pears, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 ½ tablespoon honey
  • 1 ½ teaspoon corn starch
  • 4 cups shredded lettuce or greens
  • ½ cup reduced-fat feta cheese


  1. Sprinkle both sides of the bird breasts with salt and pepper. I like to use lemon pepper personally and also find Tajin to be quite tasty.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet.
  3. Cook chicken 3-4 minutes per side, turning once. Remove from pan when cooked thoroughly.
  4. Reduce heat and add garlic to skillet-brown for about 2 minutes.
  5. Add the pears and continue to cook for 3-4 minutes until they are soft. Tip—if you cover the skillet with a lid, the juices from the pears keep the mixture moist.
  6. In a small bowl combine the chicken broth, balsamic vinegar, honey, and corn starch. Whisk until blended. If you like spice like me, here is a good place to add some red pepper flakes.
  7. Pour vinegar mixture over pears in skillet. Bring to a boil then lower the heat to a simmer. Stir frequently to keep from sticking to the pan.
  8. Once the mixture thickens, add the chicken to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  9. Serve game breast over 1 cup of lettuce/greens.
  10. Add pears. Spoon sauce over the pears and meat.
  11. Add 1/8 cup of feta cheese over top.
  12. ENJOY! Pairs very well with a chilled Sauvignon Blanc.

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Kirstie Pike

Kirstie Pike is the founder and CEO of Prois Hunting & Field Apparel for Women, the leading edge for women’s performance hunting gear for nine years and running.
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