Duck Breast Recipe

Duck Breast Recipe

Indulge in the rich and succulent flavors of perfectly cooked duck breasts with this simple and elegant recipe. With just a few ingredients and easy-to-follow steps, you can create a gourmet dish that’s sure to impress. Scored and seasoned with salt, pepper, and your favorite herbs or spices, the duck breasts are pan-seared to golden perfection before being finished in the oven. The result? Tender and juicy duck meat with crispy, flavorful skin that’s guaranteed to delight your taste buds. Whether you’re hosting a special dinner party or simply craving a restaurant-quality meal at home, this Duck Breast Recipe is a must-try for any culinary enthusiast.


  • 2 duck breasts
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional: herbs and spices for seasoning


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Score the skin of the duck breasts in a crisscross pattern, being careful not to cut into the meat.
  3. Season both sides of the duck breasts generously with salt, pepper, and any desired herbs or spices.
  4. Place the duck breasts skin-side down in a cold, oven-safe skillet.
  5. Turn the heat to medium-low and cook the duck breasts for about 8-10 minutes, until the skin is golden brown and crispy.
  6. Flip the duck breasts over and transfer the skillet to the preheated oven.
  7. Roast the duck breasts in the oven for 6-8 minutes for medium-rare or longer if desired.
  8. Remove the duck breasts from the oven and let them rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving.


  • Make sure to score the duck breast skin to help render the fat and achieve crispy skin.
  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure the duck breasts are cooked to your desired level of doneness.


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