Oven Baked Grouse

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
Ready In

"This is for 4 grouse breasts, cut in half. Prep time does not include the refrigerator time. It seems like too much bake time, but it's not. We have sharp- tailed grouse here, which is more gamey tasting than some. The milk really helps a lot. Most people around here do that part."

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (306.7 g)
  • Calories 1255.4
  • Total Fat - 126.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 46.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 185.9 mg
  • Sodium - 829.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 3.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.1 g
  • Sugars - 3.1 g
  • Protein - 24.1 g
  • Calcium - 87.2 mg
  • Iron - 1.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a gallon storage or freezer bag, place the 8 grouse breast halves and the 2 cups of milk. Seal the bag and place in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

Step 2

The next day when you're ready to cook, heat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 3

In a large skillet, fry the 16 pieces of bacon on medium heat until they are cooked, but not crispy. Set the bacon aside.

Step 4

Place the grouse in the same pan; browning for 2 minutes per side.

Step 5

Remove the grouse and wrap two pieces of bacon around each breast half. Keep it together with toothpicks.

Step 6

Pour the bacon drippings from the pan into a baking dish, preferably enough to cover the bottom. Place the grouse in next. Then add the rest of the ingredients.

Step 7

Roast 45 minutes uncovered.


  • Toothpicks (to hold the bacon)

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