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Grilled Duck Breasts

Grilled Duck Breasts

By Traeger Kitchen

Roasted duck is often a traditional Christmas dish, so give your festive feast the Traeger twist by wood-firing this delicious duck recipe.

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

20 Minutes




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Units of measurement:
4 Whole Boneless Duck Breasts, 6oz
1/4 Cup Traeger Big Game Rub


  • 1

    Using a sharp knife, score the skin of the duck so it has a 1/4” diamond pattern.

  • 2

    Season both sides of the duck with Traeger Big Game Rub.

  • 3

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger to 275℉ (135 C) and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

  • 4

    Place the duck breasts, meat side down, on the grate. Close the lid and cook for 10 minutes.

    275 ˚F / 135 ˚C


  • 5

    Increase the temperature to High and cook for another 10 minutes with the skin side on the grate, until it reaches as internal temperature around 130℉ (50-55 C).

    500 ˚F / 260 ˚C

    130 ˚F / 54 ˚C

  • 6

    Remove from grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Slice against the grain and serve in thick slices. Enjoy!

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