Air Fryer Five Spice Duck Breast

3 Duck breasts
30 min

I grew up eating duck and initially I found it so odd that people had never tried it! Seriously it is one of my favorite meats and it still is. Luckily, now it’s become a little more mainstream and supermarkets are selling it so it’s easy to find. I hope it means that more people are trying it as well.

As you may know, I love using my air fryer. This handy little appliance does make some cooking processes a lot easier. I would say that duck breast is pretty easy to cook as is in the pan. The only drawback is that the skin release a lot of fat and it will splatter. That’s where the air fryer comes in handy. Since all the cooking is done inside of the unit, you don’t need to deal with the splatter.

If you haven’t tried duck breast before, it is a little gamey and the breast is best eaten medium otherwise it can be a little tough. I find that this dish is so easy to cook in the air fryer that we have duck quite often now. I hope you try it!

Air Fryer Five Spice Duck Breast
Recipe details
  • 3  Duck breasts
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 3 duck breasts
  • 2 tbsps oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsps soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp five spice powder
  • 2 tbsps honey
  • 1 tbsps water

In a plate or quarter sheet pan, mix together 2 tbsps oyster sauce, 2 tbsps soy sauce, 1 tbsp hoisin sauce, 1 tbsp of honey and 1/2 tbsp of five spice powder.
Place the duck breast in the marinade with the skin side up and avoid touching the marinade. Pat the skin dry. Cover lightly and allow to marinade for a few hours or overnight.
When you are ready to cook, place your duck breasts in the air fryer skin side up. Cook at 300F for 10 minutes.
While it’s cooking, mix together 1 tbsp of honey, 1/2 tbsp five spice powder and 1 tbsp of honey. Set aside.
When the 10 minutes are up, brush the skin with the honey mixture and cook at 400F for about 15 minutes until the skin is crispy.
Remove the duck breasts from the air fryer and serve.