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Chinese Roasted Duck Recipe with Figs

Chinese roasted duck is a popular main dish for celebrations like Chinese New Year. The dried figs are the best part of this roasted duck recipe.
Course: Entrees
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chinese roasted duck recipe, roasted duck recipe
Servings: 4


Roasted Duck

  • 2 tablespoons five spice powder
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 pounds duck
  • 4 shallots
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Mission Figs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons green onions (thinly sliced)

Soy Glaze

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon mirin


  • Mix five spice powder and salt. Coat the duck pieces with the five spice mixture and let it marinate overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Place the marinated duck pieces into a large baking dish.
  • Add the shallots, garlic, and Orchard Choice California Mission Dried Figs. Drizzle the vegetable oil over the top.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes.
  • While the duck is baking, combine soy sauce, sugar, and mirin in a sauce pan. Mix and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • After 40 minutes, remove the cover from the baking dish. Brush soy glaze on top of the duck. Increase the oven temperature to broil and bake for 10 more minutes.
  • Brush with the remaining soy glaze and top with minced green onions before serving. 


Recipe and photos by Becca Du