Chimichurri Duck & Frites

Duck Breast Chimichurri and fries

Switch up your average steak & frites dish with our All Natural Duck Breast and Duck Fat Fries! Created by Olivia Tucker from #LunchWithLiv, this dish is topped with Olivia's favorite sauce - a South American Chimichurri made with fresh cilantro, parsley and lots of garlic.


  • 2

    Duck Fat - 1 Tbsp. if air-frying, 6 oz. if deep frying in pan. Substitute vegetable oil if you do not have duck fat.

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    4 oz. vegetable oil (if pan frying)

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    2-3 cups store bought frozen French fries

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    1 Bunch Parsley, roughly chopped

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    1 Bunch Cilantro, roughly choppped

  • 7

    6 Cloves Garlic, peeled

  • 8

    2 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes

  • 9

    1/2 tsp. Kosher or Sea Salt

  • 10

    4 Tbsp. Red Wine Vinegar

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    1/2 Cup Olive Oil


Duck Breast

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    Score duck breast skin in 1/4" intervals, being careful not to cut into the meat. Rotate breast and score again, making a crisscross pattern. Season with salt & pepper.

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    Place duck skin side down in sauté pan, cover and cook for 10 minutes on medium low heat to render fat.

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    Flip duck breast over and cook in the pan on medium heat for 7-10 minutes. Cook until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

Duck Fat Fries

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    If air-frying: place 1 Tbsp. of Duck Fat in air-fryer and preheat. Then cook fries in air-fryer according to packaging directions. If the packaging does not give air-fryer directions, cook for approximately 10 minutes at 380 degrees.

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    If pan-frying: melt 6 oz. duck fat in a small sauce pan along with 4 oz. vegetable oil. Bring to medium high heat, then fry fries according to packaging directions for deep frying or pan frying (approximately 3-5 minutes).

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    Salt fries with 1/4 tsp. Kosher/Sea salt. Liv recommends truffle salt if you have it.


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    Combine parsley, cilantro, red wine vinegar, red pepper flakes, olive oil, garlic cloves & 1/4 tsp. salt in the food processor. Blend until smooth.

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    Thickly Slice Duck breast then top with Chimichurri Sauce. Serve fries on the side with extra sauce for dipping.


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Rating Summary
Prep Time: 5
Cook Time: 25
Ready Time: 30 Minutes
Servings: 2