Cinnamon Scented Duck Breast With a Balsamic Reduction

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 0 mins

From Chef Caroline McCann-Bizjak. Allow time to marinate for at least 4 hours.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the duck, mix the cinnamon and the sugar.
  2. Score the fat of the duck breast and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Spread the cinnamon sugar over the top and press into the fat.
  4. Set aside in the fridge to marinate for 4 to 12 hours.
  5. For the sauce, combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and heat until the sauce has reduced by at least half, to a syrupy consistency.
  6. Sear the duck breast in a non-stick pan over a medium heat until the fat has rendered and the skin is crispy, about 4 minutes.
  7. Transfer the duck breasts to a 375°F oven to finish cooking for about 7 minutes.
  8. Remove the breasts from the oven and set aside in a warm place to rest for a couple of minutes before slicing very thinly.
  9. Serve the sauce with the duck.
Most Helpful

4 5

delicious and easy to make!!

5 5

Oh my goodness!! This duck is absolutely fantastic! I marinated a whole duck for about 24 hours and then threw it in the rotisserie so I can't comment on the cooking time but the flavor in the duck as well as the sauce is amazing. I will most definitely be making this again. Thanks for posting this keeper!