Air Fryer Duck Breast
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Air Fryer Duck Breast. Introducing you to the most delicious and easy way to cook crispy duck breast or legs in your air fryer. Perfect for a quick lunch or dinner for two in your air fryer basket and loaded with flavour.
Air Fryer Duck Breast
It is with great sadness that I have eaten all the air fryer duck breast and I don’t know when I am next going to get some more.
Me and duck breast go together like salt goes with pepper. We are meant to be together and I love every mouthful of duck breast especially when I cook it in the air fryer.
But getting a good deal on duck breast here in the Algarve is like the chances of getting some snow.
Does happen during rare moments and when it does you should rejoice and enjoy every moment of it.
I could of course get duck breast any time I wanted. But I am a cheap shopping and always on the look out for a bargain.
Refuse to pay full price for it and will grab some amazing duck breast when it is on clearance.
This is usually around the holidays and then I will load it into the freezer and save it for a special moment.
Well during Easter earlier this year there was JUST 2 duck breasts left. Apologies in advance to the kids that mum and dad ate it ALL!
And OMG air fryer duck breast is AMAZING. I am just lost for words about how good duck breast is in the air fryer, though be warned, not only is duck breast often expensive, it does shrink during the cooking process.
Can You Air Fry Duck Breast?
Yes you can and air fryer duck breast is so easy to cook. I find that it is much easier compared to pan fried duck breast too.
Unlike the pan fried method that many use for duck breast you can cook your duck fat potatoes at the same time and the cook time is short.
Air Fryer Duck Legs
You can also cook duck legs in the air fryer instead.
When I cook air fryer duck legs I will:
- Use the exact same marinade
- Brush on the marinade
- Cook for almost the same time
How To Air Fry Duck Breast?
Cooking air fryer duck breast is EASY.
- Mix duck breast marinade.
- Score your duck breasts and brush with marinade.
- Load into the air fryer and cook on a medium heat.
Air Fryer Duck Temperature?
I recommend cooking air fryer duck at medium temperature of 180c/360f. That way you know that the skin on the duck will be wonderfully crispy and that the duck will be tender and moist when you cut into it.
How Long To Air Fry Duck?
Ask my chef husband Dominic and he would tell the readers of Recipe This to cook duck breast until it shrinks. After all duck is one of those delicious meats that once cooked you have less of it.
But I was watching the cook time and 20 minutes resulted in perfect duck breast.
Air Fryer Duck Fat
When I showed you how to cook air fryer duck fat potatoes yesterday, I showed you how to use up spare duck fat to make delicious roast potatoes.
But note that I was using spare duck fat. Think of your air fryer duck breast as an opportunity to collect any air fryer duck fat and save it for the freezer for future meals.
Air Fryer Duck Breast
Air Fryer Duck Breast Recipe Ingredients:
- 250 g Air Fryer Duck Fat Potatoes
- 2 Duck Breasts
- 1 Tsp Parsley
- Salt & Pepper
Air Fryer Duck Marinade:
- 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- ½ Tsp French Mustard
- 1 Tsp Dried Garlic
- 2 Tsp Honey
- ½ Tsp Balsamic Vinegar
- Cook your duck fat potatoes until half done
- Score your duck breasts and season with salt, pepper, and parsley. Mix your duck marinade ingredients and brush onto your duck breasts.
- Layer your duck breasts over your duck fat potatoes.
- Cook for 20 minutes at 180c/360f.
- Slice and serve.
Hi Samantha, I’ve been following you for a while. Your recipes are great easy to follow and always taste amazing. Just tried your duck fat potatoes and your roast duck and can’t believe how good it is in the air fryer.
Hello…..Just made this for supper tonight…. super easy to make.. looks and tastes delicious.
Look forward to trying out some of your other recipes x
Amazing Sam! Thank you so much for posting this after your duck fat potatoes that i have just made.
I find what lacks in the air fryer is full air fryer meals but i can always rely on you for those.
Made today for Thanksgiving, absolutely fabulous.
Thank you very much Traci, really glad liked the recipe 🙂
This recipe was very easy and turned out delicious. I was very skeptical about cooling duck but it turned out great, although a little dry. I’ll try to airfry it for 15 mins less next time.
Thanks for such a great recipe
Really glad you enjoyed the duck 🙂
Is the duck breast supposed to be pink when cooked?
Yes we like it pink but not too much as the duck breast in our experience can turn tough to eat if cooked for longer 🙂
When using a whole Duck Brine it with a Salt, Just Cracked Black Pepper Corns, Piece of Ginger Brine Mix overnight. Stays absolutely moist when cooking but make sure you really pat it dry before cooking.
That sounds delicious David thank you 🙂
I tried cooking 2 duck breasts in my Philips air fryer and omg it was letting out so much white smoke while cooking that it set off my smoke detector. Do you get a lot of smoke coming out of your air fryer too when you make duck breasts?
Yes we get alot of smoke from duck breasts, it is because of the fat from the duck, they are very fatty, so any foods that have a high fat content do create smoke and do set off the smoke alarms. Try soaking up the fat whilst the duck is cooking by dipping in some kitchen roll and soaking up the fat but it is very hot so be careful. Low quality sausages are another culprit for smoke 🙂