Sous Vide Duck Breasts

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 2


  • Skillet
  • Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
  • Cooking Container
  • Sharp Paring Knife


  • 2 Rohan duck breasts
  • Coarse salt & freshly ground black pepper


  • Heat a water bath to 135°F.
  • Pat duck breasts dry with a paper towel. Season with salt and pepper. Vacuum and seal duck breasts in a sous vide cooking bag. Cook duck breasts in the water bath for at least one hour, but not longer than 4 hours.
  • Remove the duck breasts from the vacuum bags and discard the liquid. Using a sharp paring knife, score the duck skin in ½” intervals, only cutting through the fat, not the meat. Season skin side with salt. Heat a dry skillet over medium-high heat. Place the duck breasts, skin side down, in the pan and cook until fat renders and skin is evenly browned (about 3 to 5 minutes). Turn the duck breasts and sear on the meat side, about 30 seconds more.
  • Allow duck breasts to rest on a cutting board about 5 minutes before slicing and serving.


Add your favorite fresh herbs or other aromatics to the vacuum bag, if desired.
Keyword duck, sous vide