Timber 2 Table - Dr Pepper and Soy Marinated Duck Breast

Looking for a different marinade style for your grilled duck breast? This blend of Dr Pepper and soy sauce fits the bill, and you are going to love the flavor

Dr Pepper and Soy Marinated Duck Breast

20 Min

Prep Time

20 Min

Cook Time



One of my favorite ways to prepare duck breast is with a simple marinade and a few minutes on a hot grill. This combination of Dr Pepper, soy sauce, and other flavors lends an Asian flair to the finished duck. We love to serve it with rice and grilled or stir-fried vegetables for a complete meal the entire family loves.

Duck breast is marinated in a blend of soy sauce and Dr Pepper, then grilled to medium rare.


4 to 6 boneless duck breast halves

Salt and pepper to taste


2 cups original Dr Pepper

1 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup hot sauce

1/4 cup brown sugar or honey

3 cloves garlic, minced

3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

2 tablespoons lime juice

1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger

Cooking Instructions

Start by mixing the marinade ingredients. Place the duck in the marinade and refrigerate for 8 to 12 hours.

Blend the marinade ingredients, add the duck, then refrigerate.

Heat a charcoal or pellet grill to 350 degrees. Grill the duck for 5 to 7 minutes per side, or until the center reaches medium rare, or about 130 degrees on an instant-read thermometer. Don't overcook the duck. Allow the duck breasts to rest off the grill for at least 5 minutes, then slice across the grain for serving.

Allow the breasts to rest for a few minutes before slicing.

Serve over rice and with grilled or stir-fried vegetables. Offer additional soy or teriyaki sauce at the table.