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Top view of 2 bleu plates filled with greens, sweet potatoes in cubes and sliced duck breast. Caramelized pecans bowl on the side with 2 forks.
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5 from 2 votes

📖 Recipe: Grilled Duck Breast

Grilled duck breast paired with roasted sweet potatoes and caramelized pecans sprinkled on a bed of greens complemented with a honey mustard dressing.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Appetizer, lunch, Salad
Cuisine: Bistro
Keyword: duck, duck breast, easy, honey mustard dressing, make ahead, pecan, roasted sweet potatoes, salad, simple
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 1538kcal
Author: Mélanie


Roasted Sweet Potatoes

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoon oil, vegetable or of choice
  • Salt

Caramelized pecans

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup pecans


  • ½ pound duck breast

Mixed greens

  • 2 handful mixed greens washed and dried

Honey Mustard Dressing

  • 2 teaspoon honey
  • 2 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 8 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt to taste


Roasted Sweet Potatoes

  • Pre-heat the oven at 450F.
  • Wash and peel the potatoes.
  • Cut the potatoes into cubes.
  • Spread them on a baking sheet, sprinkle with salt and pour the oil. Bake for 30 minutes.

Caramelized pecans

  • Prepare your ingredients.
  • In a pan, pour the sugar and water and bring it to a simmer.
  • Add the pecan and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the pecans are well coated.
  • Spread the pecans on a parchemin or baking mat to allow to cool down.

Grilled Duck Breast

  • Pre-heat the pan to medium-high.
  • On medium, place your duck breast and cook it for 8 minutes WITHOUT turning it.
  • Slice and plate it. It's ready!

Honey Mustard Dressing

  • Mix well all your ingredients together. Done!


  • Place your green in a plate, then the duck breast on the side. Sprinkle with the pecans and sweet potatoes. Drizzle with the dressing.




Calories: 1538kcal | Carbohydrates: 115g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 111g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 19g | Monounsaturated Fat: 73g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 274mg | Potassium: 1437mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 71g | Vitamin A: 32609IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 162mg | Iron: 9mg