Learn how to cook juicy air fryer duck breast in less then 20 minutes. Crispy skin and tender meat every single time!
1/2 duck breast
salt and pepper
Start with rinsing the duck and drying it with paper towels. Make sure the skin is dry.
Using a very sharp knife slice the skin in a diamond pattern. Try not to touch the meat, slice only the skin.
Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground pepper. Place the breast in the air fryer and cook at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Start checking the inner temperature at around 15 minutes. The duck is done when th thermometer reads 165 degrees inside.
Once cooked, slice the breast and sprinkle with chopped green onions. If you like plum sauce, drizzle a bit on top or dip duck pieces in it. Enjoy!
Make sure the duck breast is completely dry before air frying it. Its very important if you want the duck skin to be crispy.
I tried to cook the breast at lower temperature but the skin was not getting crispy.
I prefer to eat a well don’t duck breast so i wait until the inner temperature is at least 165 degrees.The meat is still super juicy and tender if you don’t let it overcook.
No need to spray air fryer basket with oil. Duck breast has enough fat in it that will be released during cooking.
What does duck taste like
If you think that duck tastes like any other poultry you tried before, well, its not like that. I doesn’t taste like chicken and turkey.
Duck has unique flavor, very juicy red meat like texture and strong full flavor. I don’t like to overpower it with spices and seasoning that’s why i only used salt and pepper in this recipe.