Oven baked duck

Oven baked duck

Do you want to surprise your guests with an unusual recipe or just treat your family to an original dish? Then oven baked duck at home is for you! It is simply impossible to remain indifferent to the aromatic, juicy, melt-in-your-mouth meat, crispy skin, and sauce with Asian notes in taste!
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Marinating Time 2 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 2 people
Calories 25 kcal


  • 1 freezer bag
  • 1 baking mold
  • 1 mix bowl
  • 1 knife
  • 1 chopping board


  • 2 pcs duck leg
  • 8-10 pcs plum
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 star anise
  • ½ stick cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 pcs pepper hot
  • 1 tbsp sugar brown
  • 1.5 tsp seasoning 5 spices


  • Prepare the necessary ingredients.
    Ingredients for oven baked duck
  • Prepare the marinade. To do this, mix soy sauce and olive oil. Add the spice “5 spices”, star anise, and cinnamon stick to the liquid base. If you couldn’t buy the “5 spices” seasoning, you can easily make it yourself. To do this, just grind together a little more than half a tablespoon of fennel seeds, 6 cloves, 1 star anise, 1 cinnamon stick, and 20 Sichuan peppercorns.
    3 tbsp soy sauce, 2 star anise, ½ stick cinnamon, 3 tbsp vegetable oil, 1.5 tsp seasoning
    Marinade for duck
  • Generously coat the duck legs with the marinade.
    2 pcs duck
  • When the thighs are completely “bathed” in the aromatic mixture, put them in a freezer bag and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. It is better to leave the meat to marinate for a whole day (or night).
    Duck legs in marinade
  • Cut the plums in half and place them in a baking dish. Sprinkle the fruits with brown sugar and pour the marinade from the meat over them. Add the pepper. Cut the large pods into slices and place the small ones whole. Adjust the amount of pepper to taste. You can replace brown sugar with regular sugar.
    8-10 pcs plum, 1 tbsp sugar, 1 pcs pepper
    Plums, pepper
  • Place the well-marinated thighs on the plum halves, cover the dish with foil, and place it in an oven preheated to 170˚ C for 2-2.5 hours.
    Duck legs in baking mold
  • If you want to make the duck skin crispy, after 2 hours of baking, remove the legs, transfer them to a baking sheet, and return them to the oven, turning on the “grill” mode. Keep the meat under the grill for a few minutes until desired result is achieved.
    Oven baked duck
  • Remove the large pieces of spices from the softened plums, and blend the remaining sauce until smooth and heat it in a saucepan before serving. Adjust the taste with sugar and soy sauce if necessary. Serve the sweet duck with rice or noodles. Enjoy your meal!
    Bake duck legs


Calories: 25kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 85mgPotassium: 32mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 20IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg




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