Pheasant with cinnamon and basil

Yield: 6 servings

2 tbsp Oil

2 Pheasants, quartered

1 tbsp Finely minced onion

3 tbsp Sherry vinegar

1 tsp Tomato paste

1 cup Chicken stock

-OR low-sodium chicken broth

1/2 tsp Salt

1/4 tsp Freshly ground pepper

1 Cinnamon stick, -=OR=-

1 tsp -Ground cinnamon

4 tbsp Finely chopped fresh basil

- leaves only

3 tbsp Unsalted butter


Preheat oven to 425°F.

Heat the oil in an oven-proof skillet over high heat, add the pheasant and brown well.

Discard the cooking fat in the skillet, add onion, vinegar, tomato paste, chicken stock, salt, pepper and cinnamon.

Bring to a boil, place in the oven, uncovered, and cook for 35 minutes.

Remove from oven, remove the pheasant pieces to a platter and place the skillet over medium heat on the stove.

Cook until the liquid becomes saucelike.

Remove from heat, add the basil and whisk in the butter.

Pour the sauce over the pheasant and serve.