deconstructed duck

Roasted Duck Breast

Roasted Duck Breast

Category Wild Game Roast Poultry Date Night
Servings 3
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15-25 minutes

Farm raised or wild, duck provides an excellent source of lean, rich protein, and iron. Duck has a strong flavor, closer to red meat than chicken. This recipe will give your duck a delicious taste that's moist and tender.

Pit Boss Kitchen
deconstructed duck


  • 2 Duck Breasts
  • Kosher Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Cilantro
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Parsley
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Tbsp Oregano
  • 3 Tsp Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil


  1. Set your Pit Boss grill and preheat for 400°F.
  1. Score the duck breast - As you score, you'll see that the thickness of the skin varies. Pay special attention to this variation in thickness to avoid cutting into the meat. Start with long parallel lines length wise, followed up by a similar pattern width wise. Season both sides of the duck breast with Kosher salt, pepper, and a sprinkle of our Chicken & Poultry Rub.
  1. Before cooking duck breast in the grill, sear skin-side down in a pan over moderately-high heat for 6-10 minutes. Ladle out rendered fat while duck breast cooks.
  1. Once the skin is golden and crispy, quickly brown the meat side for 15-30 seconds.
  1. Next, roast duck breast in the Pit Boss Grill. Cook skin side up until internal temperature reaches 131°F. This step should take 5-15 minutes.
  1. Cover oven roasted duck breast loosely with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes. During the resting period, the temperature of the duck breast will rise to 135°F for a perfect medium rare finish.
  1. Cut and serve with chimichurri.
  1. Combine cilantro, parsley, garlic, oregano, crushed red pepper, and vinegar in food processor. Salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to bowl and add olive oil.