Dove Nuggets

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It’s opening Dove Season in September… which means it’s the start of a new season for grilling!


  • 10-14 dove breasts
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • Garlic powder
  • Sea salt
  • Cracked pepper
  • Fresh rosemary
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves

1) Split doves down the back and slice 1/4 inch thin strips from each of the bird’s breast.

2) Add all spice ingredients to the bread crumbs and then whisk the egg in a separate bowl. Wet the meat in the egg wash and then lightly toss in the breadcrumb mixture. Put pieces to the side.

3) Add oil and garlic to a large sauté pan on medium-high heat. Get the pan really hot and then place the Dove pieces into the oiled pan. Brown on all sides which should take about 5 minutes.

4) Remove and let rest for 3-5 minutes. They taste just like chicken nuggets so feel free to use your favorite condiments or dipping sauce or simply eat alone.


  • Reply October 7, 2010


    You will love this one! And please send me your recipies… We had dove but our friend took it all and ate it without us. Hoping to get some chukar this Saturday… I’ve got another good one too!

  • Reply October 7, 2010


    Wow, this sounds yummy, I’ll have to give it a try next season. I’ll send you my favorite dove appetizer recipe.

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