Duck à l'Orange

You simply must try this French classic!

Camille C.
Camille C.
5 minutesPrep time
19 minutesCook time
1240 cal.Per serving



Stovetop, Frying pan, Citrus juicer, Aluminum foil


Duck breast

Step 1

Trim any excess fat from the duck. Cut a criss-cross pattern in the skin. Season with salt & pepper.

Duck breast

Step 2

Heat a pan over medium-high heat. Place the duck in the pan skin-side down. Cook for 6 min, periodically spooning some of the duck fat out of the pan.


Step 3

Peel the orange rind using a knife or vegetable peeler. Remove the white pith from the orange peel. Thinly slice the peel.


Step 4

Squeeze the juice from the orange & set aside.

Duck breast

Step 5

After 6 min, flip over the duck. Season with salt & pepper. Cook for 10 min. Continue spooning out the fat.

Duck breast

Step 6

Once the duck is cooked, transfer it to aluminum foil & wrap it up.


Step 7

While the pan is still hot, add the orange juice & scrape the pan drippings with a spatula. Add the honey & orange zest. Cook for 3 min over low heat.

Duck breast

Step 8

Place the duck back in the pan & baste it with the orange-honey sauce.

Duck breast
Mixed baby greens

Step 9

Transfer the duck to a cutting board. Thinly slice it. Serve the duck alongside a bed of salad greens. Spoon the orange sauce over all. Garnish with zest. Enjoy!

Nutrition facts

Average estimated amount for one serving

Energy1240 cal.

On average, one serving of the recipe "Duck à l'Orange" contains 1240 Energy, 98 g of Fat, 16 g of Carbohydrates, 72 g of Protein, 2 g of Fiber.

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Duck à l'Orange