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Bacon Wrapped Duck Breasts

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"A simple way to prepare duck breasts without the 'gamey' taste. Serve with wild rice and fresh bread for a special meal."
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21 h 15 m servings 532
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Mix together salt and water. Set aside 2/3 of the mixture, and pour the rest into a glass baking dish. Soak the duck in the salt water overnight to remove the gamey. Change the salt water twice, or until mostly clear.
  2. The next morning, discard the salt water, and pour salad dressing over the duck breasts, and marinate for at least 8 hours.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Wrap each breast half in one strip of bacon, and secure with a toothpick. Place the breasts in a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  4. Bake for about 1 hour, or until bacon is crisp, and duck is cooked through.


  • On the grill
  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Grill duck breasts for about 30 minutes, turning once.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 532 calories; 32.5 8 50.1 243 1810 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review time I cook this dish, and there will be a next time, I will soak in plain water instead of salt water, or soak for less time, together with the bacon, which is also salty...

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This was ok...I didn't soak or marinate as long as recommended, and didn't really like the Italian flavor the dressing added to the duck. I did double up on the bacon though (hoping to try and ...

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Newest time I cook this dish, and there will be a next time, I will soak in plain water instead of salt water, or soak for less time, together with the bacon, which is also salty...

I have to be creative since I am related to several men who love to hunt. Since waterfowl season recently opened, (and the men's hunt was successful) I had to find some ways to prepare this bir...

My husband doesnt like italian dressing, so I took the bacon idea and changed the rest. I only soak the duck in plain water, then I saute mushrooms, onion and garlic. Butterfly the breasts and...

Being an avid waterfowl hunter as well as cook, I always have lots of duck and goose to cook. I've cooked it just about everyway you can think of and this is one of my favorites. I will throw ...

Finally, a way to fix all the duck my husband brings home from hunting! I did think it was a little salty and will cut down on that next time. I loved the bacon taste and may double the bacon ne...

I tweeked this a bit; first, we raise our own domestic ducks, and we enjoy the flavor of duck. So I don't soak the meat to remove any flavor from it, nor do I marinate it in anything. I use th...

I have made this dish many times and it is always a crowd favorite. If someone is new to duck, this would be perfect! NOTE: I sometimes use 50/50 Italian dressing & Ranch Dressing - sounds weird...

A great way to prepare duck! Mine did not take an hour to cook, more like 40-45 minutes. My husband and son are both avid waterfowl hunters and I'm always looking for new ways to prepare what ...