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.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 1994


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk chile-garlic sauce, water, vinegar, soy sauce and cornstarch in a small bowl.

  • 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.

  • 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 1/2 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 mapleleaffarms.com or dartagnan.com.

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 Facts

247 calories; protein 25.5g; carbohydrates 9.6g; dietary fiber 2.8g; sugars 1.5g; fat 12.2g; saturated fat 2.1g; cholesterol 87.3mg; vitamin a iu 4094IU; vitamin c 72.1mg; folate 90.7mcg; calcium 83.8mg; iron 6.6mg; magnesium 48.9mg; potassium 713.8mg; sodium 549.6mg; thiamin 0.5mg.