Grilled BBQ Duck Breast

Grilled BBQ Duck Breast

Enjoy the red meat flavor of a steak with the health benefits of duck on the grill! Prepare using your favorite BBQ sauce to create this mouthwatering dish.


  • 2 Maple Leaf Farms Duck Breasts
  • 3 cups BBQ Sauce
  • Vegetable Oil, As Needed


Searing the Duck Breast

  • Score duck breast skin in 1/4″ intervals, being careful not to cut into the breast meat. Rotate breast and score again, making a crisscross pattern.
  • In a container, pour 2 cups BBQ sauce over duck breasts.

Marinate the Duck Breasts

  • Marinate covered in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Turn breasts over and marinate for 30 more minutes.
  • Remove breasts; discard marinade.
  • Preheat sauté pan for 3 minutes on low-medium heat.

Cooking the Duck Breast

  • Place duck skin-side down in sauté pan; cover and cook for 10 minutes until fat is rendered and skin is crispy.
  • Note: While grilling, baste both sides with reserved BBQ sauce.
  • On a well-oiled preheated grill, cook duck skin side down for 7 minutes.
  • Flip breast over, grill for 3 minutes.
  • If needed, finish cooking in a 350 F oven to bring internal temperature to 155F.
  • Place duck on cutting board and let rest 5 – 10 minutes until it reaches 165 degrees before slicing.
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