Recipe by Chef John
"How about a simple, almost foolproof, stovetop sous vide method that requires no special equipment? Too good to be true? Well, I'm happy to report it's so very true, and produced what my wife and I agreed was the best duck breast we've ever had."
Hmm. None of these ingredients are on sale today.
Show ingredients on sale
Sort stores by
Save money at local stores when ingredients are on sale!
Watch video tips and tricks
2 (8 ounce)
boneless duck breast halves, skin on
salt and ground black pepper to taste
fresh thyme leaves
I'm a big duck fan and gave this technique a try and the end result was superb. I did the cooking on an electric range that was very challenging. A gas range would have made it much easier, but I heartily recommend this.
Did anyone notice the video says 1 hour in the water, yet the recipe says 2 hours???? What did the 3 reviewers do - recipe or video. I'm in the middle of this and have settled on 1.5 hours in the water. I will comment & rate again.
This was delicious and easy. One hour in water did the trick. Let it rest uncovered to get a crispy crust.
Duck came out perfect! I did exactly as Chef John said to do, and it came out beautifully. Thank you for the tricks!
Finally a great way to cook duck. This was one of the best recipes we have tried. We were fortunate to have been able to use fresh duck that was processed that morning, never refrigerated or frozen. The meat stayed very juicy.
i love duck, but had never made it and i was very nervous since duck is one of those meats that has to be just right. it turned out perfectly. it took time, but was very simple and delicious and i loved the peach sweet and sour sauce too. And for the person confused about it saying it takes 2 hours to prepare but 1 to cook, that includes the 1 hour it is refrigerating with the seasonings.
This recipe was one of the best things I have ever made. I made a small portion of an asian 'spicy orange sauce' from another recipe here on this website (orange chicken) and drizzled it over the sliced duck as you can see in the picture and it was FANTASTIC!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sous Vide Duck Breast
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 96
Get cute n’ creepy recipes to feed all your little monsters.
It’s everything you need to cook your best. Learn more about Allrecipes Cooking School.
All the game-day eats you need to crush the tailgate competition.
See Chef John’s stovetop technique for making duck breasts “sous vide.”
Learn how to make a dish served with orange-spiced leek and sweet-potato puree.
See a great technique for cooking tremendously juicy steaks on your stovetop.