Pan-Roasted Duck Breast

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 15 min 2
Pan-Roasted Duck Breast
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2 breast Duck breast (about 1 lb)
1 pinch Sea Salt
1 dash Black pepper


Preheat over to 400 F.

Score the fat of the breasts with a sharp knife. Typically you make crisscross patterns. Season with salt and pepper.

In a cast-iron pan, heat over medium high heat, then add the breast with the fat side down. Cook for a good 5 or 6 minutes. Flip the breast and cook the other side another minute. Flip again and pop into the oven for 7 minutes, cooking them to medium-rare.

Let breasts rest for 5 - 7 minutes before slicing.


Duck is my favourite favourite FAVOURITE. I also love saving the fat for cooking. (It’s delicious.) If you have never cooked with it before you’re in for a treat. I always do my duck breast in a pan — even in the summer. Its fat just makes a mess on the grill, I find. I’ve used this simple recipe over and over and it never fails to make a great result.

Serve with something green, preferably bitter (like Lemon Braised Rapini found in Bonus Other section) — to cut some of the fat (without using wine).

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 98
Calories from fat 32
Calories from saturated fat 9.9
Total Fat 3.5 g
Saturated Fat 1.1 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Cholesterol 64 mg
Sodium 125 mg
Potassium 226 mg
Total Carbohydrate 0.2 g
Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 16.5 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 0.9

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