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Braised Rabbit Recipe

Braised Rabbit Recipe

Dawn Bryant of North Platte, Nebraska writes, "My husband and I do a lot of hunting and eat more wild game that domestic meat. I came up with this recipe for wild rabbit, and the meat cooks up tender and tangy with a fresh light sauce. I like to serve it with baked potatoes and steamed broccoli."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 dressed rabbit (2-1/2 pounds), cut into serving-size pieces
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 5 tablespoons cold water


  • 1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook rabbit in oil until lightly browned; remove and keep warm. In the same skillet, saute onion until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the broth, thyme, pepper and bay leaf.
  • 2. Return rabbit to pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30-45 minutes or until meat is tender and a thermometer reads 160°.
  • 3. Remove rabbit to a serving platter. Discard bay leaf. Combine the flour, lemon juice and water until smooth; stir into pan juice. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with rabbit. Yield: 4 servings.

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heart4asia User ID: 4883587 143539
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2014

"i liked this recipe, especially the broth/lemon mixture made at the end. we poured that over the rabbit, green beans, and also just ate by itself (the best). i thought the rabbit was rather bland even with that though. i may make it again, but probably not my favorite rabbit recipe."

hoday User ID: 7766209 55775
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2014

"I joined just to write a review of this recipe. I have 4 girls (ages 9, 7, 4, 2) and this is the ONLY meal that they ALL eat. They actually lick the bones clean and there are never any leftovers. Sounds crazy, but it's true. Very good recipe."

Godstreasure-1975 User ID: 1034913 56272
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2011

"First time I've eaten rabbit in a lot of years. I'm so glad I found this recipe. This was very good."

Homecooking29 User ID: 4564336 56261
Reviewed May. 22, 2010

"A definite repeat for this house"

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