Instant Pot Roasted Duck

A delicious and tempting roasted duck recipe which is really easy to prepare.

This aromatic and buttered roasted duck recipe will be a festive favorite for your Christmas dinner table.

Works great with some roasted vegetables (bell pepper, zucchiniBrussels sprout and any other you like) aside.

Instant Pot Roasted Duck
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butter, Roasted Duck
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 43 minutes
Total Time: 58 minutes
Servings: 4
  • 1 (3½-pound) wild duck
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 lemon halved
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • With a fork, prick the skin of duck.
  • Season the body and cavity of duck with salt and black pepper evenly.
  • Stuff the cavity of duck with lemon halves and rosemary sprigs and tie up the legs together.
  • Place the butter in Instant Pot and select “Sauté”. Then add the duck and cook for about 4-5 minutes or until browned from all sides. 
  • Press “Cancel” and remove grease from pot.
  • Add broth into Instant Pot.
  • Secure the lid and turn to “Seal” position.
  • Cook on “Manual” with “High Pressure” for about 25 minutes. 
  • Press “Cancel” and allow a natural release.
  • Remove the lid and transfer the duck onto a cutting board.
  • Cut into desired sized pieces and serve.
Jaime's tip (Optional):  Put it under the broiler after cooking for a better taste.
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10 thoughts on “Instant Pot Roasted Duck

  1. I made this tonight (with a couple minor tweaks due to what I had in the kitchen) and it was really tasty! And so much faster than my normal duck process. So I did brown the duck a bit before pressure cooking, BUT I also stuck it under the broiler after to get it nice and crispy. I didn’t have lemons so I quartered up a sweet onion and an orange instead and stuffed them inside and underneath. While I was carving the duck I also turned on the sautee feature again and reduced the dippings/onion bits/leftover butter into a nice tangy gravy! SO GOOD! Normally I do my duck in the oven and it’s about 3 or 4 hours once everything is said and done to get it cooked and crispy. I SUCK at meal planning so THIS is so much easier!

    1. Glad you like it 🙂 I also don’t like recipes that takes 4 hours so the Instant Pot was like a magic for me.

      Oh and It’s a great idea using the broiler after the cooking!

  2. I wish I could post pics here! Did mine with an Asian 5 spice dry rub, pressure on high for 30 mins, and in the oven to crisp up. 100% amazing. Thank you!

  3. I was looking for a good duck recipe and boy did I find it. We made taco with the duck and I will definitely made this again. Maybe tomorrow and the next day……. Thank you

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