Rosemany And Orange Christmas Duck In The Instant Pot

Rosemany And Orange Christmas Duck In The Instant Pot

Are you undecided what to cook for this years Christmas dinner? Why don’t you try my absolute favourite Christmas meal Duck. I love it with all the trimmings and it always makes me feel so festive. But Duck can be tricky to make as it can be tough. I decided to try make a whole duck in my Instant Pot and I love how it came out!

My duck just fit in to my 6l Instant pot. It was 2.3kg so just bare that in mind when out shopping for your duck.

I ended up making duck with a beautiful orange sauce, whole roasted garlic, roast potatoes, 3 colour roasted carrots as well as cooked red cabbage. I t was delicious.

Duck Recipe


1 whole duck

2 oranges



1 and a half cup chicken stock (I used home made but you can also use shop bought).


1 ts cornflour

Turn the Instant Pot onto saute and add 2 ts butter to the pot. Salt both sides of your whole duck and add quarter oranges and rosemary to the ducks cavity and saute on both sides until golden. Add 1 and a half cups of chicken stock to the pot plus two quartered oranges. Pressure cook on high for 25 mins and then do a slow release. Once done pop under the grill for a few minutes until crisp. while you are doing that saute the left over stock and oranges and add 1 ts corn flour. Stir until it thickens up into a beautiful gravy for the sauce.

The duck was so succulent and flavourful and everyone had seconds.




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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Pam Haywood

    It sounds delicious!!! Do you have a recipe for doing it in the normal oven as I don’t have an Instant Pot??

    1. Angela Rea

      Hi Pam! It would need to cook for 2 and a half hours in the oven at 180 and then just make the sauce in the pan on top of the stove after if you have a gas oven otherwise I would decant the sauce into a pot and do it that way.

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