I picked up this recipe years ago and it is one of my favorites when we've been blessed with a brace of wild pheasants...the apple cider and paprika gives it a wonderful flavor. Feel free to replace the pheasant with chicken and enjoy either way! I've suggested side dishes and a salad at the bottom of the cooking step/instructions.
1Marinate Pheasant (or chicken) in milk for 2-4 hours
2Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place Pheasant in un-greased baking dish (deep sided lasagna dish/pan works best)
3Mix soup, cider, salt and other in bowl. Pour over Pheasant and sprinkle VERY generously with paprika. Note: if doubling recipe, use only 3/4 apple cider. also, do not mix water with the condensed soup...just use the soup base in the can
4Place in oven and bake uncovered for 1 to 1.25 hours, occasionally basting. Err to remove sooner than later to preven meat from becoming dry (3/4 to 1 hour).
5Remove from oven. Place on plate and sprinkle with paprika and extra cranberries.
6I like to serve with asparagus and chery tomato's and roasted/quarted rosemary potatos and a good bottle of wine following a small but nice spinach/rasberry/brie/macadamia nut/rasberry vinaigrette salad.