Duck noodle stir-fry recipe

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Duck noodle stir-fry is a speedy mid-week meal that the whole family can enjoy. It's lower in calories and fat too

duck noodle stir fry
  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories331 Kcal17%
Fat9.3 g13%
Saturated Fat2.3 g12%

Tender duck fillets in hoisin sauce are the star of this simple but delicious stir-fry.

Stir fry noodles are a popular choice for anyone following a healthy diet. They use very little oil (none in this case) and because the vegetables are cooked so quickly they retain most of their nutrients. But you might not have thought of stir-frying duck before. This recipe should change your mind. Duck is a great source of protein and iron, and it tastes fantastic. It's not as low fat as chicken, but most of the fat is in the skin. By using skinless fillets, you keep the fat content way down. To make this as quick and easy as possible, we used a pre-prepared bag of stir-fry mix. If you prefer to prep your own, use whatever vegetables you fancy - coloured peppers, ribboned carrots, spring onions and Tenderstem broccoli all work well.


  • 120g (2 nests) medium egg noodles
  • 30g hoisin sauce
  • 175g duck breast fillets
  • 300g stir-fry vegetables
  • 1 level tsp cornflour
  • Dash of soy sauce




  1. Place the noodles in a bowl, pour boiling water over them and leave them to soak.
  2. Pour 150ml water into a sauté pan, add the hoisin sauce and bring to the boil. Add the duck to the pan and simmer for 4-5 mins, until it changes colour.
  3. Add the stir-fry vegetables to the pan and cook for a further 3-4 mins, stirring occasionally, until the veg starts to soften. Mix the cornflour with 1 tbsp water and add to the pan, stirring well so that it thickens the juices slightly. Season to taste with soy sauce.

Top tip for making this duck noodle stir fry

Thin strips of beef also work well with the hoisin sauce, as a substitute for the duck.

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Octavia Lillywhite
Food and Lifestyle Writer

Octavia Lillywhite is an award-winning food and lifestyle journalist with over 15 years of experience. With a passion for creating beautiful, tasty family meals that don’t use hundreds of ingredients or anything you have to source from obscure websites, she’s a champion of local and seasonal foods, using up leftovers and composting, which, she maintains, is probably the most important thing we all can do to protect the environment.