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Easy Orange Duck Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Easy Orange Duck

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"We do a lot of wild game hunting, and it's hard sometimes to get the gaminess out. This is a quick and easy recipe. I cook duck like red meat, so if you like eating your red meat well done, cook it a little longer."

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Original recipe makes 4 duck breast halves Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 475 degrees F (245 degrees C). Grease a 1 1/2 quart glass baking dish with a lid.
  2. Spread about 1/4 cup of marmalade in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Set the duck breasts in the dish on the marmalade. Poke holes all over the breasts with a fork, and spread a layer of marmalade (about 1 tablespoon for each) over the duck breasts. Sprinkle the garlic over the top of the duck meat. Spread the onion and orange slices around the duck breasts in the dish.
  3. Cover the dish, and bake in the preheated oven until the duck breasts measure 100 degrees F (38 degrees C) when measured with an instant-read meat thermometer, about 15 minutes. Remove the lid, spread about 1 more tablespoon of marmalade over each breast, and return to the oven, uncovered. Bake until the meat is medium rare (145 degrees F (63 degrees C).
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 25, 2009

really nice and practical recipe, I try this, I prepared just like the recipe call, a sucess enjoy every bite....

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 09, 2014

The breast is overcooked and the fat did not render properly from the skin. Look up Chef John's orange duck recipe. Much, much better. You must score the skin and render the skin in a pan, maybe after that you could put marmalade on it and finish in the oven.

Jul 07, 2011

A rare combination of easy, exciting and actually wholesome, a great way to impress any guests. Adding garlic and onion to orange seemed a bit weird at the start, but the tastes blended together marvelously. The orange and onion rings are a perfect side dish in themselves, I just added some fresh herbs for serving. Will do again!

Aug 17, 2010

Very easy to make and was delicious! I almost always order Duck a l'orange whenever it is available on the menu, so it is nice to be able to make it at home. My husband likes it but thinks that it is too 'orangey', but then again, he generally does not like fruit in his main course - cranberry sauce with turkey grosses him out... But I think this is a winner!

Apr 29, 2012

I never made duck before and this recipe was a perfect first time recipe. I didn't have orange marmalade but I used citrus marmalade and it was really good. I would definitely make this again with only one minor adjustment. I'd only use one garlic clove.

Dec 23, 2014

I have made this a few times and enjoyed it. 25 min is a bit long though. The meat was tough so the next time I soaked the duck in stale beer for 24 hours. Worked like a charm!!!! Also using the "juice" from the duck works great for making rice to go with it!

Jan 12, 2015

I made this recipe exactly as written, and was very impressed. We do not eat a lot of duck so I wanted something that was easy and full of flavor. This recipe is both. I believe the key is NOT to overcook the meat. The orange flavor was not overwhelming at all. I served this with rice and steamed vegetables. Will definitely make again.

Dec 15, 2012

I don't eat duck. But. My husband is a hunter and I told him I would cook the duck for him. He said it was okay. He stated that it was tough. He thinks I over cooked it.


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  • Calories
  • 329 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 60.6 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 64 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 3.6 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 17.2 g
  • 34%
  • Sodium
  • 95 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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