Keto Chinese Duck with Orange Sauce
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Keto Chinese Duck with Orange Sauce

Using orange rind in this delicious sauce takes a crispy skinned, Chinese spiced duck breast to a whole new level. Serve with cauliflower mash or sauteed bok choy for an ultimate keto chinese meal! 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 358 kcal


  • 2 duck breasts
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1.5 teaspoons chinese 5 spice


  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons xylitol or your preferred sweetener
  • 4 tablespoons tamari
  • 1/2 teaspoon chinese 5 spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tespoons apple cider vinegar
  • peel of one orange


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C / 392F and locate an oven proof frying pan and small saucepan. 

  2. In a small saucepan, combine all sauce ingredients. When adding the orange peel, twist it tightly to release the orange oil - this is how you get the flavour without the sugar! 

  3. Simmer the sauce over low heat for 20 - 25 minutes while preparing the duck. Whisk occasionally, taste for seasoning after 15 minutes. 

  4. To prepare the duck, combine the chinese 5 spice, salt and pepper. Score the duck skin in a criss-cross pattern, being careful to just cut through the fat like you would pork belly. 

  5. Rub the spice mixture all over the duck breast. Heat the oven proof frying pan over medium-high heat (with no oil) and then place the duck breast, skin side down. 

  6. Cook for 4-5 minutes then turn and cook for a further 2 minutes. A large amount of fat will come out - drain this off (keep it for future use though!)

  7. Place the frying pan into the preheated oven and cook for 8 - 10 minutes until it reaches 57 - 60 degrees on a digital thermometer. 

  8. Remove from the oven and rest, tented with foil. Meanwhile, remove the orange peel from the sauce.

  9. Serve with sauteed bok choy, cauliflower mash and fresh spring onion. 

Nutrition Facts
Keto Chinese Duck with Orange Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 358 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 177mg59%
Sodium 3474mg151%
Potassium 851mg24%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 52g104%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Vitamin C 14.7mg18%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 12.8mg71%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet and all calculations are estimates only.