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Air Fryer Roasted Duck with Orange Sauce

Air Fryer Duck Cooked in Orange Glaze

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One of my husband’s favorite dishes is duck prepared with orange sauce. However, being that whole ducks are longer than whole chickens, it’s challenging to find one that will fit in the air fryer. And, like preparing whole chicken, sometimes I simply don’t have time to wait by the oven for two hours while it cooks. But what to my wondering eyes should appear during my last Aldi run? A fully cooked half-duck, which is sure to be a staple in my home from now on. So, hold onto your hats, duck lovers. Here’s how to prepare an air fryer roasted duck.

Roasted Duck in the Air Fryer: Impress that Special Someone

Served as a delicacy at most fine restaurants, roasted duck is a tasty, tender alternative to chicken or turkey.

While it is delicious with rosemary and mushrooms, the most popular way to serve this dish is with sweet, spicy orange sauce. Another of my husband’s favorite treats. Serving duck is different from the norm, and because it’s all dark meat, you’ll find this waterfowl to be moist and savory.

It can be dressed up or down, depending upon the occasion, but never fails to impress the special people in your life, whether cooking a romantic dinner for two or preparing a meal for a larger group.

Easy Roasted Duck in the Air Fryer

While I didn’t cook this from its raw state, this fantastic fully cooked find was ready in minutes.

Served with quick, simple sides, like rice and green beans, you’ll only need 15-20 minutes to prepare this impressive meal. The air fryer doesn’t require any pre-heating time, and because this dish was fully cooked already, your only effort is really to heat it thoroughly and baste it with the orange sauce, which also came prepared with the duck.

I can’t say enough about this meal. My husband came home from a long day at work to his favorite dish and glass of wine and savored every bite. This dish will definitely make the meal rotation!

5 from 2 votes
Duck Air Fried in Orange Glaze
Roasted Duck in the Air Fryer
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins

This simple roasted duck recipe is quick and delicious in your air fryer. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese, French
Keyword: Air Fried Roasted Duck, Air Fryer Roasted Duck, roasted duck
Servings: 2
Calories: 600 kcal
  • 1 fully cooked half-duck
  • orange sauce
  1. Place the half-duck in your air fryer basket. 

  2. Cook at 360°F | 183°C for 12-15 minutes. 

  3. Drizzle with orange sauce and serve!

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    Thanks so much for posting this recipe. I was searching for a way to prepare the Costco duck in my new Ninja foodi. This was a fantastic meal! I will never pay a premium price for duck in a restaurant again! Such crispy skin and NO grease.

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      Hi, Ted – We haven’t tried the Ninja Air Oven, but it would likely depend on the size of the duck. The recipe above is for a half of a pre-cooked duck. We have successfully air fried whole uncooked chickens in our air fryers so most will accommodate one. The Ninja Air Oven does look shallow, though, so there’s not a lot of height to work with but it might hold a three pound bird.

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        Thank you very much for your recipe But can you tell me if the air fryer has a large enough pan to hold all the fat that comes out of a duck because I don’t want to start a fire ?

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          Basket-type air fryers successfully hold the liquefied fat from meat. If you’re still considering an oven-type air fryer like the Ninja Foodi Air Oven or the Emeril Lagasse Power AirFryer that we just reviewed, you would cook the meat in a baking tray that would catch the drippings so you’d be fine.

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