Duck Breasts with Apricot Chutney Recipe

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Duck Breasts with Apricot Chutney
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  • 1-1/2 cups orange juice
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 packages (6 oz each) dried apricots, chopped
  • 2 tsp minced fresh gingerroot
  • 3/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • duck:
  • 12 duck breasts with skin (5 oz each)
  • 1-1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • orange sauce:
  • 1/4 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup marsala wine
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp cold butter


  1. For chutney, in a saucepan, combine orange juice and sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat for 3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Add the apricots, cherries, raisins, ginger, coriander, cumin, salt, pepper and cloves. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook for 10 minutes or until apricots are tender. Transfer to a bowl; stir in lemon juice. Let stand at room temperature for at least 2 hours.
  2. Season both sides of duck with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, saute duck, skin side down, in oil until skin is browned; turn and cook for 1 minute. Set aside 1 tablespoon drippings.
  3. Place duck on a greased rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium, a meat thermometer should read 165°; well-done 180°).
  4. For orange sauce, saute garlic in reserved drippings for 1 minute. Add wine; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until reduced by half. In a bowl, combine the cornstarch, orange juice, broth and orange peel until blended. Stir into wine mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Add butter and basil; whisk until smooth. Remove skin from duck if desired before slicing. Serve with orange sauce and chutney. Yield: 12 servings.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 162.57 Kcal (681 kJ)
Calories from fat 50.82 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.65g 9%
Cholesterol 24.51mg 8%
Sodium 504.36mg 21%
Potassium 217.03mg 5%
Total Carbs 23.47g 8%
Sugars 17.21g 69%
Dietary Fiber 0.88g 4%
Protein 4.23g 8%
Vitamin C 24.1mg 40%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 18.4mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 144.01 Kcal (603 kJ)
Calories from fat 45.02 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 9%
Cholesterol 21.71mg 8%
Sodium 446.76mg 21%
Potassium 192.24mg 5%
Total Carbs 20.79g 8%
Sugars 15.25g 69%
Dietary Fiber 0.78g 4%
Protein 3.75g 8%
Vitamin C 21.3mg 40%
Iron 0.8mg 5%
Calcium 16.3mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.5
  • 4

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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