Healthy Meal Prep
Canard a l'Orange Super Facile (Super Easy Duck a l'Orange) Recipe

Canard a l’Orange Super Facile (Super Easy Duck a l’Orange)


Duck legs are cooked until meltingly tender in a zesty orange sauce in this super easy version of the classic French dish, duck a l'orange.


  • 6 duck legs
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 oranges, zested and juiced
  • 7 tablespoons water


  1. Season duck legs with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add duck legs; cook until skin starts to brown, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a large plate.
  3. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in the same skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in cornstarch until dissolved. Return duck legs to the skillet. Pour in orange juice and water. Simmer, covered, until duck legs are very tender, about 40 minutes.
  4. Uncover skillet and simmer until sauce thickens, about 10 minutes. Pour sauce into a bowl and stir in zest of 1 orange.
  5. Place duck legs on serving plates. Spoon sauce on top. Garnish with remaining orange zest.

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Nutritional Information

Canard a l'Orange Super Facile (Super Easy Duck a l'Orange)

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 117.1
% Daily Value *
protein: 19 %
carbohydrates: 2 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 4 %
fat: 10 %
saturated fat: 5 %
cholesterol: 11 %
vitamin a iu:
niacin equivalents: 14 %
vitamin b6: 3 %
vitamin c: 14 %
folate: 3 %
calcium: 2 %
iron: 5 %
magnesium: 2 %
potassium: 2 %
sodium: 3 %
thiamin: 2 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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