Stir-Fried Chile-Garlic Duck

Stir-Fried Chile-Garlic Duck

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From: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 1994

Once you turn on the stove, this dish is finished in minutes, so have your ingredients prepped and ready to go. Serve with steamed rice or rice noodles and an iced green tea.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 1 tablespoon chile-garlic sauce, (see Note)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1½ teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 8 ounces boneless duck breast, (see Note) or chicken breast, skin removed and cut into ¼-inch strips
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1½ cups broccoli florets
  • 1½ cups sliced bok choy
  • ½ cup sliced shiitake mushrooms, (1 ounce)


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  1. Whisk chile-garlic sauce, water, vinegar, soy sauce and cornstarch in a small bowl.
  2. Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering but not smoking. Cook the duck, in a single layer, stirring once, until beginning to brown, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Add garlic and ginger to the pan and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add broccoli and bok choy; cook, stirring, until the broccoli is bright green, about 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring, until softened, about 1 minute. Add the chile-garlic sauce mixture; cook, stirring often, until the sauce is slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Return the duck and any accumulated juices to the pan; stir to coat with the sauce. Cook until heated through, about 1 minute.
  • Notes: Chile-garlic sauce, a blend of ground chiles, garlic and vinegar, is commonly used to add heat and flavor to Asian dishes. It can be found in the Asian section of large markets (sometimes labeled as chili-garlic sauce or paste) and keeps up to 1 year in the refrigerator.
  • Boneless duck breast halves range widely in weight, from about ½ to 1 pound, depending on the breed of duck. They can be found in most supermarkets in the poultry or specialty-meat sections or online at or
  • People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 247 calories; 12 g fat(2 g sat); 3 g fiber; 10 g carbohydrates; 26 g protein; 91 mcg folate; 87 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 4,094 IU vitamin A; 72 mg vitamin C; 84 mg calcium; 7 mg iron; 550 mg sodium; 714 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (120% daily value), Vitamin A (82% dv), Iron (39% dv), Folate (23% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½

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