The Strong Sistas' Braised Guinea Fowl

Posted by Ashley & Sarah Armstrong
Mar 9, 2020 11:46:46 AM
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First off, what on earth is a guinea fowl?

Guinea fowl actually originate from Africa and are related to other game birds such as pheasants and turkeys. Guineas eat a ton of bugs, and roam the pastures more so than any other poultry species at White Oak Pastures.

They are more active, range farther and fly higher than chickens. As a result, this meat is leaner than chicken and the birds must be cooked properly!

The unique taste is a mix between chicken (slightly gamier) and duck. It is similar to wild game, but with a slight sweet hint, more delicate, and not as strong. Guinea fowl meat is rich in Vitamin B6, niacin and potassium.

braised guinea fowl recipe

Braised Guinea Fowl Recipe


  • 1 White Oak Pastures pastured guinea fowl, skin on
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 slices bacon, chopped (optional)
  • 4 bay leaves, slightly broken up
  • 1.5 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 cup water


  1. Heat butter on high heat in Dutch oven or large pot (large enough to fit the guinea laying on its side).
  2. Brown each side of the guinea on high heat, about 1 min each side.
  3. Add the bacon bits & keep on high until slightly crispy.
  4. Add garlic cloves and keep heat on high until slightly crispy.
  5. Add rosemary, thyme, bay leaves, and salt.
  6. Pour in 1 cup water with high heat. Scrape bottom of pan with wooden spoon to make sure all brown bits are incorporated.
  7. Reduce to low simmer, cover and let cook for 1 hour. Flip guinea fowl half way through.
  8. Drizzle liquid & bacon pieces over meat to serve. Or, save the juices as a bone broth, broth will get wiggly-jiggly over night if cooled in fridge.
braised pasture raised guinea

Let us know if you try it, and share your White Oak Pastures creations on Instagram by tagging @whiteoakpastures, @strong.sistas & using the hashtag #whiteoakpastures so we can see! Hope you enjoy!

pastured_guinea_whole_600Pastured Guinea Fowl
2.5-3.5 lb. Bird $19.99

Ashley & Sarah Armstrong are The Strong Sistas, two girls passionate about regenerative agriculture, sharing the carnivore way of life, & all things health & fitness.

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