Juicy Duck Breast
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins

 A simple and delicious duck breast recipe, a great dinner recipe full of protein!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: duck breat
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 70 kcal
Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
  • 1 Duck Breast
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
Special Equipment
  • Cast Iron Skillet
  1. Prep & Season: Trim duck breasts from excess fat. Score the skin of the duck breast , without going all the way through to the meat, every 1/2 inch. Season both sides of the the duck breast with salt & pepper.

  2. Preheat cast iron skillet on low to medium heat.

  3. Sear the Duck Breast: Place duck breasts, skin side down onto the skillet and let the skin get golden in color and crispy. Turn the meat over and sear for 30 seconds on the other side.

  4. Bake the Duck Breast: Flip back to skin side down and transfer the skillet to 400F oven, for 4-6 minutes for medium-rare, 6-8 minutes for medium.

  5. Let Rest & Serve: Remove from the oven and let sit for 4-5 minutes, allowing the juices to redistribute throughout the meat. Cut into 4-5 slices and serve right away.

Nutrition Facts
Juicy Duck Breast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 70 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 178mg8%
Potassium 151mg4%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.