Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Recipe: Grouse (or chicken) noodle casserole.

Mmmm...mountain chicken

Since it's hunting season and my husband is bringing home grouse, I got to make this last night and decided to share the recipe. A grouse is pretty much a wild chicken so the recipe works just as well with the domestic variety.


1 lb diced grouse or chicken breast
1 Tbs. white wine
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can golden mushroom soup
White Pepper
Seasoning salt
Onion powder
Garlic Powder
1/2 package of egg noodles
French Fried onions
Cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
Fry meat in skillet with wine, herbs, & seasonings and turn to low when no longer pink
Cook pasta until tender

In a casserole dish, mix the mushroom soups, meat and pasta.

Grate cheese over top then sprinkle w' French fried onions and parsley.

Bake for twenty minutes.

Fun facts about grouse and hunting:

Wild game (if handled correctly) is healthier than anything you'll get in a store. There are more nutrients and no preservatives. It is among the few truly "organic" meats.

Grouse are not very bright and thus easy to hunt. Anyone read HATCHET? Those are the "delicious fool birds" the character was talking about.

Have you ever been in the woods in the spring and heard a low thumping sound which seems to shake the ground? That's the grouse's mating call.

Do not hunt grouse, or any other game animal without a license, out of season, or out of designated regions. Don't hunt on private land without permission.
Wear the goofy orange vest.
Always read your state's regulation book and follow the guidelines for that year.

These rules are in place to protect the animal from over-hunting, and you from getting shot or sued.

And remember: Poachers are low-life douche bags. Don't be one, and report them if you see one of those jerks. can go to the grocery store and pick up some chicken meat. :) Either way, the casserole rocks.

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