submitted by Sara on September 24, 2020
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½ lb Duck, meat and skin, raw
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1½ tsp Lard, rendered pork fat
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1½ tsp Butter, unsalted
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⅔ cup 1 tsp Onions, white or yellow, raw, chopped
1  (ea. 0.11 oz) Garlic, raw
1 cup Chicken broth, stock
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½ tsp Thyme, dried, leaves
21.25 ozaltogether (view nutrition facts)


  1. Serving size:
    21.20 oz (calculated)
  1. Wash and pat dry the duck leg. A 9 oz duck leg will have about 8 oz of meat with skin and 1 oz of bone.
  2. In a pan over high heat, melt the butter in the lard. Instead of lard, you can also use oil or another fat suitable for high heat.
  3. Sear the duck leg from both sides. It should take on some nice color and get a crisp skin.
  4. Add the sliced onion and garlic to the pan and brown them slightly.
  5. Add the chicken broth and thyme.
  6. Reduce the heat to maintain a gentle simmer.
  7. Cover the pan with a lid and let simmer for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  8. Transfer the broth and onions to a small pot and blend to make a thick sauce.
  9. Season to taste and let reduce to the desired consistency. Alternatively, thicken it with a slurry of corn starch dissolved in cold water.
  10. While the sauce is reducing, broil the duck leg in the oven to crisp up the skin.
  11. Serve the duck leg with the sauce, optionally garnished with some fresh thyme.
  12. You can use the remaining sauce for other dishes, for example with potatoes or spaetzle, or simply dip some bread in it for a quick and easy dinner.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calorie count
    1089 kcal
  • % of calories by macros
    Fat84.9 %925 kcal102 g
    Net Carbs3.9 %42 kcal10.5 g
    Dietary Fiber0.4 %4 kcal2.1 g
    Protein10.8 %118 kcal29 g
  • Approx. WW SmartPoints™
  • Cholesterol 198.6 mg
  • Sodium 1071 mg
  • Fat 102 g
    • Saturated Fat 36.2 g
    • Trans Fat 0 g
  • Carbohydrates 12.6 g
    • Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
    • Total Sugars 5.8 g
    • Added Sugar 0 g
    • Sugar alcohols 0 g
  • Protein 29.2 g
  • Calcium 75.7 mg
  • Iron 6.4 mg
  • Magnesium 49.4 mg
  • Potassium 696.7 mg
  • Zinc 3.5 mg
  • Vitamin A (Retinol Equivalents) 162.7 mcg
  • Vitamin B12 0.6 mcg
  • Vitamin C 15.6 mg
  • Folate 51.9 mcg
    • Folic Acid 0 mcg