Roast Duckling Recipe


Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time3 Hr 20 Min
Ready In3 Hr 50 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexHealthyServings8
Main Ingredient


 Ready to cook ducklings8 Pound (2 Whole, 4 Pound Each)
 Orange rice stuffing2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Salt2 Teaspoon
 Orange juice1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Orange slices10
 Sugar1 1⁄4 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1056 Calories from Fat 445

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 49 g76%

Saturated Fat 13.3 g66.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 616.9 mg205.6%

Sodium 912.2 mg38%

Total Carbohydrates 33 g10.8%

Dietary Fiber 0.06 g0.25%

Sugars 11.3 g

Protein 113 g225.3%

Vitamin A 1.2% Vitamin C 47%

Calcium 4% Iron 82.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Set out a shallow roasting pan with rack.
2. Clean ducklings and cut off necks at bodies. (If ducklings are frozen, thaw according to directions on package.) Rinse and pat ducklings dry with absorbent paper. Set aside.
3. Prepare and cool Orange Rice Stuffing.
4. Rub cavities of duckling with salt.
5. Lightly fill body and neck cavities with stuffing. To close body cavity, sew or skewer and lace with cord. Fasten neck skin to back and wings to bodies with skewers. Place duckling breast side up on rack in roasting pan.
6. Roast uncovered at 325 °F.
7. Set out orange juice.
8. After 30 min. of roasting, brush ducklings with juice; brush them with juice frequently thereafter. Roast 3 hrs., or until ducklings test done.
9. To test doneness, move leg gently by grasping end of bone; drumstick-thigh joint moves easily. (Protect fingers with cloth or paper.)
10. Remove skewers and cord from ducklings. Serve ducklings on heated platter. Garnish with paper frills on drumsticks, curly endive and broiled orange slices.