Instant Pot Roasted Duck

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A delicious and tempting Instant Pot 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.

Do I need to clean the Instant Pot after sauteing the duck?

Before adding the chicken stock, you can remove the grease and oil on the bottom of the Instant Pot. You can use a wooden spoon to clean it easily.

Personally I’m doing it but It’s not mandatory.

Can I use frozen duck?

Yes, you can make this Instant Pot roast duck recipe with frozen duck. In this case add 10 minutes do the pressure cooking time.

To be honest, I don’t recommend using semi frozen or frozen duck for this recipe, since fresh one would have a much better taste.

Jaime’s tip: 

After cooking, put the duck under the broiler after cooking for a better taste. You can also use Mealthy CrispLid or Instant Pot air fryer lid to broil the duck.

Instant Pot Roast 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
Ingredients
  • 1 wild duck 3-4 lb
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon halved
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
Instructions
  • Prick the skin of the duck using a fork.
  • Season the body and cavity of the duck with salt and pepper.
  • Stuff the cavity of the duck with lemon and rosemary and tie up the legs together.
  • Select "saute" and add butter to the Instant Pot.
  • Add the duck and cook on "saute" for for a few minutes until browned on all sides. 
  • Select "cancel" and remove the oil and grease from your Instant Pot.
  • Add chicken broth and close the lid.
  • Cook at high pressure for 25 minutes.
  • When cooking time ends, wait for a natural pressure release.
  • Once done open the lid and take out the duck.
  • Optional: Throw the duck in the Air fryer Lid or in the oven to crisp up, for 5 minutes on 400°F.
  • Transfer the duck to a cutting board. Cut into desired size pieces and serve.

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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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