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Skinless Duck Breast
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How to Cook Skinless Duck Breasts

Cook Time10 mins
Keyword: duck breast, skinless duck breast


  • 4 duck breasts
  • 2-3 olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • ½ thyme (optional)
  • ½ Coriander (optional)
  • ½ Sage (optional)


Step 1: Remove the skin from the Duck Breasts

  • Remove the skin using a small but sharp knife. You should also try to carve out all the excess fat without stabbing it into the meat. You can discard the skin and fat or reserve them for making sauces or gravy on your cheat days!

Step 2: Marinate the Duck Breasts

  • Just like a regular chicken breast, put the duck breast into a zip-loc bag along with olive oil, thyme, sage, coriander, salt, and black pepper. Leave the duck to marinate for about two to 3 hours in the fridge.

Step 3: Cook the Skinless Duck Breasts

  • Bring a medium-sized to a large skillet and put the duck breast on it along with the marinate. This should include olive oil, so you don’t need to oil the skillet.
  • Without skin, the duck meat will cook quickly, so be careful. Simply cook the meat on each side until it’s lightly browned. This should take anywhere between 1 to 4 minutes

Step 4: Remove and Serve

  • When the breasts reach your preferred level of doneness, simply take it out of the heat and enjoy it with your favorite side dish of sauce or gravy.