Orange Glazed Duck Breast with Sweet Potato Salad

8 ingredients

50 minutes

530 kcal

This sophisticated dish features tender duck breasts glazed with a sweet and tangy orange sauce, paired with a refreshing sweet potato salad. The combination of flavors and textures creates a delightful dining experience, perfect for a special lunch indulgence.

2 duck breasts

2 medium-sized, diced sweet potatoes

1/2 cup orange juice

2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons honey

1 cup arugula

1/4 cup, chopped pecans

1/4 cup, crumbled feta cheese


Score the duck breasts' skin in a crisscross pattern. Season with salt and pepper. In a hot skillet, cook the duck breasts skin-side down for 6-8 minutes until the skin is crispy. Flip and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Set aside.

In a small saucepan, combine orange juice, soy sauce, and honey. Simmer over low heat for 5-7 minutes until the glaze thickens. Brush the glaze over the cooked duck breasts.

Boil the diced sweet potatoes until tender. Drain and let cool. In a bowl, mix the sweet potatoes with arugula, pecans, and feta cheese. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

4. Finishing the dish and serving

Slice the glazed duck breasts and serve them alongside the sweet potato salad. Garnish with additional pecans and feta cheese. Enjoy the vibrant flavors and textures of this delicious dish!

6. Final tip

For a twist, you can substitute the duck breasts with chicken or turkey for a different flavor profile. Additionally, you can add a sprinkle of orange zest over the finished dish for an extra burst of citrusy flavor.

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