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Slow Cooked Duck (Whole Roasted Duck)

Slow cooked duck is whole roasted duck with juicy meat and perfect, crispy skin. This is a simple, but delicious entree packed with flavors.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 35 mins
Course: Dinner, Entree
Cuisine: British
Keyword: crispy, duck, easy, juicy, roast, roast duck, whole duck
Servings: 4
Calories: 772kcal
Author: Tonje


  • Baking Dish


  • 4 pound whole duck
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 orange (or other vegetables)


  • Pre-heat the oven to 425 F / 220 C.
  • Remove any giblets, which may be stuffed in a bag in the duck. Tie the legs together using twine or kitchen string.
  • Season the duck with salt and pepper, and use a fork or skewer to poke holes all over the skin. Cut an orange in four quarters, and place it in a roasting pan or baking dish. Place the duck on top of the orange pieces, as this will keep the meat elevated.
  • Roast the duck for about 20 minutes, then turn it down to 300 F / 150 C. Continue to roast for about 2 hours. If your duck is larger than average, it might have to roast for up to 3 hours.
  • Allow the duck to rest for about 30 minutes before carving. This allows the juices to settle in the meat.



  • Store leftover cooked duck in a refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat it in a microwave or oven, or serve it cold.
  • You can adjust the seasoning to suit your preferences. Feel free to use any spice mixes, herbs or spices that you like.
  • Use the duck fat from the roasting dish to make perfect crispy roasted potatoes.
  • Make sure to pierce the skin on the duck to prevent it from puffing up.
  • The exact cooking time required can vary. Use a meat thermometer to ensure that the internal temperature of the meat reaches 165 F / 74 C.


Calories: 772kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 75g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 36g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 411mg | Potassium: 403mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 322IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 5mg