Smoked Duck Breast

Smoked Duck Breast

Perfectly smoked duck meat is tender and incredibly juicy. It also packs some serious flavor. A bite of the smoked duck will leave you wanting more!
Servings 4
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 7 hours


  • Z Grills Pellet Smoker
  • Z Grills Fruit Wood Pellets


  • boneless duck breasts
  • cups  apple juice
  • tbsp  coarse kosher salt
  • tbsp  white sugar
  • tbsp  soy sauce
  • 1/2  tsp  paprika
  • 1/2  tsp  garlic powder
  • 1/2  tsp  dried basil
  • 1/2  tsp  fresh ground black pepper


  • In a large bowl, mix the juice with all the salt, sugar and spices until the salt and sugar are dissolved.
  • Place the duck in a dish and pour in the brine. Turn the duck a couple times to coat it evenly. Cover the dish with plastic wrapand refrigeratethe duck marinate for 4 hours.
  • Set the pellet smoker to 250°F.
  • Place the duck breast on the smokerrack.
  • Smoke the duck for around 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 150°F.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smoked

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