Grilled Lemon & Herb Duck Breast

Duck breast with lemon herb sauce

Grilled Lemon & Herb Duck Breast

Indoor or outdoor grills are both suitable for this gourmet-level dish sure to impress even your most discerning foodie friends. Tender duck breast is grilled in a packet with a citrus and spice infused sauce that will smell as great as it tastes.
Course Main Dish


  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger minced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 large boneless duck breasts


  • Rinse the duck breasts in cold water and pat dry. Cut each in half to make four servings. Prick the skin in several places.
  • Add the other ingredients to a small saucepan, stirring to blend together.
  • Heat at a medium-low setting until the sauce begins to thicken and boil. Remove from the heat.
  • Cut four large squares of heavy-duty aluminum foil, and place a duck breast half in each.
  • Divide the sauce between the four breasts. Try to cover the breast in sauce.
  • Seal the foil as tightly as you can around each of the four duck breasts.
  • Place on the grill at a medium setting with the seal of the foil packet facing up. Grill for about 1 hour. They should be quite tender at this point.
  • Remove the packets from the grill, and place on a lipped dish to catch and preserve the liquid. Remove the breasts from the foil and grill skin side down for another 5 to 10 minutes to brown.
  • Remove from the heat when done and slice on a platter, drizzling the sauce over the meat.
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