Duck à l'Orange

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You simply must try this French classic!

Camille C.
Camille C.

5 minutes

Prep time

19 minutes

Cook 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 5-7 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 5-7 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 2 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.
Fat98 g
Carbohydrates16 g
Protein72 g
Fiber2 g

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