Duck stir fry with oriental vegetables

Duck, Orange and Honey Stir-Fry Recipe

20 Minutes
Serves: 2

A delicious Chinese duck stir fry, thin strips of duck breast marinated with garlic, ginger, soy sauce, honey and orange. Stir fried with a selection of delicious green vegetables, asparagus, broccoli, pak choi and spring onions

Recipe Ingreds


  • 0.5 bunch asparagus
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 120 grams broccoli
  • 2 fillet duck breasts
  • 120 grams pak choi
  • salt (to taste)
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 4 whole spring onions
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil


  • 2 cm fresh ginger
  • 1 cloves garlic
  • 1.5 tbsp honey
  • 0.5 whole orange
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

Recipe with pictures Steps

Step 1

  • zest the orange
  • peel and crush the garlic using the garlic crusher or chop finely
  • peel and grate the ginger
  • mix the garlic, ginger, honey, orange zest and soy sauce together in the rectangular pie dish

Step 2

  • skin the duck breast
  • cut into strips
  • place the duck in the marinade
  • refrigerate for at least two hours preferably overnight

Step 3

  • Take the duck out of the fridge
  • Squeeze the orange and set a side

Step 4

  • wash and chop the pak choi
  • wash and slice the asparagus
  • wash and cut the broccoli into florets
  • wash and finely slice the spring onions

Step 5

  • Heat the wok
  • toast the seeds in the pan
  • remove from the pan and set a side.

Step 6

  • return the wok to the heat
  • add the oil
  • remove the duck from the marinade add to the wok reserve the marinade
  • cook for 3 to 4 mins
  • remove from the pan and set a side.

Step 7

  • add the asparagus, broccoli, pak choi and spring onions to the wok
  • cook for 3 to 4 mins
  • add the remaining marinade
  • add the orange juice
  • cook for a minute or two
  • season with salt and pepper
  • Allow the sauce to thicken

Step 8

  • return the duck to the wok warm through

Step 9

  • share the contents of the pan equally between the serving plates
  • sprinkle with sesame seeds

Recipe Utensils

  • 1 chopping board
  • 1 chopping board
  • 1 fish slice
  • 1 Garlic crusher
  • 1 grater
  • 1 large knife
  • 1 large knife
  • 1 lemon squeezer
  • 1 rectangular pie dish
  • 1 small bowl
  • 1 wok

About our duck stir fry recipe

Stir-fried duck breast makes the perfect quick evening meal, this recipe is a delicious mix of orange and Chinese spiced marinated duck with a selection of crisp vegetables, It is a tasty mix of east meets west and packed full of traditional Chinese flavours. 

Marinade for duck stir fry 

A delicious Chinese marinade perfect for duck, as it mixes the European mix of duck and orange with the delicious Chinese flavour mix of grated ginger, crushed garlic, soy sauce and honey. The duck breasts are stripped of the skin and sliced into strips and marinated for a minimum of 2 hrs. The duck stir fry sauce uses the delicious mixture of orange, ginger, garlic, soy sauce and honey from the marinade to flavour the final dish so nothing goes to waste with this dish!

Vegetables for duck stir fry

This dish is a mixture of traditional and oriental vegetables that compliment the duck beautifully, pak choi and spring onions which are commonly used in Chinese stir fry and asparagus and broccoli which are more traditionally European

Finish the stir fry duck with noodles

Our recipe is served with just vegetables, but if you want extra carbs you can serve it on a lovely bed of perfectly cooked noodles and a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds

How to make a duck stir fry with orange and honey 

Mix grated ginger, crushed garlic, soy sauce, honey, and fresh orange juice. Remove the skin from the duck breasts and cut the meat into strips, pop in the marinade and leave for at least two hours. Cut the asparagus, pak choi and spring onions into slices and the broccoli into small florets. Toast the sesame seeds in the wok and set them aside. Remove the duck from the marinade, and save the marinade. Stir fry the duck pieces and then set them aside. Stir fry the vegetables add the marinade and orange juice to the vegetables allow the sauce to thicken then return the duck to the pan and cook for a minute or two.  Serve the stir fry duck in a bowl sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds and crispy duck skin

Recipe tips

  • Marinate the duck the night before to maximise flavour
  • Cut all the vegetables before you start cooking so you don’t overcook any of them
  • If you’re in a hurry buy pre-cut vegetables, try and get an oriental style vegetable mix 
  • The skin is not used in this recipe, but if you love crispy duck skin, pop it in the oven to crisp and then cut it into thin strips and sprinkle it over the finished dish. 

what does stir fry duck taste like - flavour profile

This dish has a lovely flavour profile, it has a sweet and savoury base, sweet from the honey and orange and savoury from the duck, garlic, and soy sauce. The vegetables add a delicious freshness to the dish and extra crunch

When to cook Chinese vegetables and duck stirfry

Duck is a delicious alternative to the usual chicken breast stir fry recipes, this dish is the perfect all-year-round dinner and easy to prepare, the light freshness makes it an ideal summer dish, and the richness of the duck makes it a warming winter meal too, especially if you serve it with noodles for that extra winter carb hit. 

Who will love this recipe?

This dish is perfect for a midweek meal as it's quick to cook and packed full of vegetables so it's perfect to help you on your way to your five a day. In this recipe, the duck skin and fat are removed making it healthier than most duck recipes. If your kids like duck then this is a good family meal, but otherwise it is perfect for a couple or a romantic meal for two. Duck is not the cheapest meat to buy but you can make this dish into a budget recipe by serving it with noodles or rice

 If you’re looking for fast dinner ideas to cook after a busy day at work, look at our meal plans for extra inspiration.

Chinese duck stir fry for your dinner party

This recipe is delicious and perfect as a main or starter if you are having a Chinese dinner party, just vary the portion sizes larger as a main and smaller for a starter. If you are serving it for a special occasion, we recommend you crisp up the skin and sprinkle it over the final dish.

What to eat with Chinese stir fry duck

We serve this dish on its own as it is packed full of vegetables so is a meal on its own, but if you are looking for other dinner ideas then it goes well with

  • White rice
  • Freshly cooked noodles
  • Crispy noodles

What makes our stir fry duck breast the best

We think the traditional combination of duck and orange makes this dish extra special, as these ingredients perfectly complement the traditional Chinese flavours. The secret ingredient that makes this recipe extra special is the sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds.

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