Traeger Kitchen

Grilled Duck Breasts

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

20 Minutes




Roasted duck is often a traditional Christmas dish, so give your festive feast the Traeger twist by wood-firing this delicious duck recipe.


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Units of Measurement:

  • 4 Whole (6 oz) boneless duck breasts

  • 1/4 Cup Traeger Big Game Rub


  • 1

    Using a sharp knife, score the skin of the duck so it has a 1/4” diamond pattern.
    • 4 Whole (6 oz) boneless duck breasts

  • 2

    Season both sides of the duck with Traeger Big Game Rub.
    • 1/4 Cup Traeger Big Game Rub

  • 3

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger to 275℉ (135 C) and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
  • 4

    Place the duck breasts, meat side down, on the grate. Close the lid and cook for 10 minutes.
    Grill275 ˚F
  • 5

    Increase the temperature to High and cook for another 10 minutes with the skin side on the grate, until it reaches as internal temperature around 130℉ (50-55 C).
    Grill500 ˚F
    Probe130 ˚F
  • 6

    Remove from grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Slice against the grain and serve in thick slices. Enjoy!

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