Mint Chili Duck Breasts

June 22, 2021
3 Ratings
Photo by Anna Vorobiova
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 30 minutes
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

To make delicious duck breasts, you need to have some chili, mint, and lime. That's why I love this recipe - so simple and so delicious! —Anna Vorobiova

What You'll Need
  • 2 duck breasts
  • 1/2 lime
  • 2 tablespoons mint leaves, finely sliced
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 1 tablespoon chili pepper, finely diced
  • 2 teaspoons 5 peppers mix
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  1. Make a cross incision in the duck breasts skin. Season with salt, pepper, and thyme.
  2. Place breasts in a cold non-stick pan, skin side down; don't use oil. Fry over medium heat for about 8 minutes to drain the fat and turn the skin golden.
  3. Preheat oven to 180 C/350 F. Transfer breasts to a wire rack and place on the middle oven shelf. Cook for 10-15 minutes, depending on the doneness you want.
  4. In the meantime, prepare the dressing. Drain fat from the pan in which the duck was cooked. Heat some olive oil, add chili, mint, sauté for a few seconds. Then squeeze out the lime juice, stir again and remove from heat.
  5. Remove duck breasts from the oven and leave for 5 minutes at room temperature. Then slice, pour-over mint-chili dressing, and enjoy!

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3 Reviews

Sherri S. August 5, 2022
I have made this dish 4 times now and it never disappoints. Great for guests, and it is very simple to make.
Anna V. August 6, 2022
Thank you so much! Enjoy your meal :)
PavloVolyk June 22, 2021