Duck Leg Stew Recipe: A Delicious and Hearty Meal

Duck Leg and Thighs Stew Recipe
Duck Leg and Thighs Stew Recipe

If you’re looking for a comforting and flavorful meal that will satisfy your taste buds, try making this delicious duck leg stew recipe. Made with succulent duck meat, earthy mushrooms, sweet carrots, and aromatic herbs and spices, this stew is the perfect dish for a cozy night in. Here’s how to make it.

Ingredients for duck stew


  • Duck (500 g) – legs, thighs, heart
  • Mushrooms (200 g)
  • Carrots (100 g)
  • Onion (100 g)
  • Garlic (5 cloves)
  • Bell pepper (150 g)
  • Chili pepper (20 g)
  • Tomatoes (100 g) for garnishing
  • Cucumber (150 g) for garnishing
  • Salt and black pepper, ground to taste
  • Olive oil (3 tbsp)
Duck Leg Stew Recipe Calories
Duck Leg Stew Recipe Calories

How to Make Duck Leg and Thighs Stew Recipe Steps

Step 1. Begin by cleaning the duck legs thoroughly and patting them dry with a paper towel.

Step 2. Season the duck legs generously with salt and black pepper, then set them aside.

Step 4. Heat the sunflower oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.

Step 5. Once the oil is hot, add the seasoned duck legs to the pot and cook them until they are browned on all sides. This should take about 10-12 minutes.

fried duck meat

Step 6. Remove the duck legs from the pot and set them aside.

Step 7. Add the chopped onions, bell pepper and diced carrot and Provence herbs  to the pan and cook until they are fragrant and soft, stirring occasionally. You may add additional spices. Remove vegetables.

fried carrot, bell pepper and onion with spices

Step 8. In a separate saucepan place fried meat, add water and began to stew. In 1 hr add fried onion, bell peeper and carrot. Continue stewing.

Step 9. Add the sliced mushrooms and diced garlic to the frying pan with oil and cook everything together 10 minutes .

fried mushrooms with garlic

Step 10. Add them mushrooms with garlic into the saucepan with duck cover all the ingredients and bring the mixture to a boil.

Step 11. Once the mixture is boiling, add sliced tomato, reduce the heat to low and let the stew simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the duck is cooked through and tender.

tomato with duck

Step 12. Taste the stew and adjust the seasoning with salt and black pepper as needed.

Step 13. Once the duck legs and thigs is ready, serve them hot, garnished with sliced tomatoes and cucumbers.

Duck Leg Stew Recipe Calories

Is This Recipe Keto Friendly?

This recipe contain much fats, than proteins and less of all carbs. The combination of ingredients are keto friendly. Duck meat is a good source of protein and healthy fats, but it does contain some saturated fat. Mushrooms and bell peppers are low in carbs and calories and high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Carrots and onions are higher in carbs but can still fit within a keto diet in moderate amounts. Tomatoes and cucumbers are also low in carbs and provide additional vitamins and minerals.

However, the stew does contain some chili peppers, which may be too high in carbs for some keto diets, and sunflower oil, which is high in omega-6 fatty acids and may not be the best option for some keto diets that prioritize more monounsaturated and saturated fats. To make it more keto friendly substitute sunflower oil with olive oil and do not place chili pepper. If you do not follow keto diet you can cook stewed duck with mashed potato. Stay healthy and enjoy your meal!