Guinea Fowl Slow Cooker Recipe

Guinea fowl is a domesticated bird that tastes a bit like a cross between pheasant and chicken.  The legs and wings are darker meat, while the breasts are white like chicken. I purchased it through a local farmer near Phoenix, and this was the first time cooking it.

I converted this roasted guinea fowl recipe to a crock pot recipe so I didn’t have to heat up my whole house. You may not mind doing that in the winter though 🙂

Regarding ingredients, you really can use whatever is in your fridge that looks good. That is what I did. Obviously include your favorite vegetables.

  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 3 hours on high, 6 on low
  • Yields: 2-4 servings



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  • 1 onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2-3 potatoes, cut into bite size chunks
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 guinea fowl
  • 1 TBSP grape seed oil[/column]

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  • 1 TBSP butter
  • 4 strips of bacon
  • 1.5 cup chicken or beef stock
  • 2 tsp tapioca starch or corn starch



slow cooker guinea fowlDirections

  1. Add vegetables, garlic and potatoes to crockpot.  Seasons as desired, cover with grape seed oil.
  2. Add guinea fowl, rub with butter and then cover with strips of bacon.
  3. Cover and cook in slow cooker or crock pot.  3-4 hours on high, 6 to 8 hours on low, depending on your appliance.
  4. Half way through, add the chicken or beef stock, making sure to cover the guinea fowl.
  5. Once the bird is cooked through, you can remove it.  If you want it crispy, add to the oven on the broil setting for 15 minutes.
  6. Transfer the juices from the crockpot into a small pot.  Take 1 cup of the juices and add the tapioca or corn starch.  Mix well and add back into the juices
  7. Cook the juices to warm up. It will thicken and make a nice gravy you can add to the side.

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