The Ultimate Guide to Making Crispy, Amber-Hued Peking Duck at Home

  • Published on Mar 10, 2016
  • A step-by-step guide to making the ultimate Peking Duck-complete with crispy, flavorful skin and tender breast meat-at home. Get the full recipe in ChefSteps Premium:
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    Skin Separation:
    Making the glaze:
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Comments • 1 821

  • ARA07
    ARA07 Day ago

    No wonder Peking Duck is so expensive at Chinese restos! Whew! that was a week of prepping!

  • Im Beast
    Im Beast 2 days ago

    If you’re just a new chef. Try to master peking duck first. It will make you a great chef someday.

  • Matt Maloney
    Matt Maloney 7 days ago

    To all the vegetarians who gave a thumbs down? Go and get ducked!

  • Shannon Fauzi
    Shannon Fauzi 8 days ago

    Love the chef he is handsome and sexy 🤗😎

  • Max A/C
    Max A/C 9 days ago

    My question is where do you buy a whole duck in the US?

  • Aldo Harti
    Aldo Harti 11 days ago

    “How to make Peking duck at home” WHIPS OUT A AIR COMPRESSOR
    WhEL CaN I USE My MouTH TO BlOw It

  • Pilot Bravo
    Pilot Bravo 21 day ago +2

    Who even thought of putting an air compressor up a ducks ass to separate the skin 😆

  • Kinhnamese
    Kinhnamese 26 days ago

    Dude you're making duck jerky not Peking duck by hung dried for 3 to 5 days. Anything meat would rot in couple days.

  • Paul Hardrick
    Paul Hardrick 29 days ago

    At Least He Was Honest That This Tradition Came From China And Its People. Great Way To Cook Duck.

  • Ben Gjerde
    Ben Gjerde 29 days ago

    Didn’t toast the spices?

  • Poseidon99Jeus
    Poseidon99Jeus Month ago

    You got 110/100 on the Peking duck, but you got 40/100 on the pancakes. It's like you can run, but can't walk.

  • Alexandre Martins
    Alexandre Martins Month ago

    I'm making this for New Year's! Thanks man, wonderful recipe! Very practical for a Peking duck!

  • Trianto Wicaksono
    Trianto Wicaksono Month ago

    I used to watch chefstep religiously.

  • Steve Stefler
    Steve Stefler Month ago

    Ofc everyone have at home air compressor and chinese spices. Nice homemade recipe (no).

  • Dikster trikster
    Dikster trikster Month ago +2

    I'm not a cook and i was fascinated with this vid. impressed me no end.

  • ukoqir ruiaoqicaal
    ukoqir ruiaoqicaal Month ago

    Lol noone has that kind of time to make Peking duck at home. I'd rather spend $20 or $30 for peking duck in a nice restaurant than spending 5 days making a duck

  • Iswan Wan
    Iswan Wan Month ago

    You only can cook mash potato ..suck nt duck !!

  • Layla Qasrany
    Layla Qasrany Month ago

    lovely bird..

  • Cesar Ivan
    Cesar Ivan Month ago +1

    I didn't know that ChrisMD had also a cooking channel

  • Thuan Lam
    Thuan Lam Month ago

    Peking duck is just roast duck northern Chinese learn from southern Chinese. Roast duck is not supposed to be crispy. Roast pig is supposed to be crispy.

  • Duck Duck
    Duck Duck Month ago +1

    This is uncomfortable to watch

  • kradlikessourcy
    kradlikessourcy Month ago

    You better not throw away that fat! its the best part!

  • Time Vortex
    Time Vortex Month ago

    U eat it with some pastry and vegetables man

  • TheDinosaur900
    TheDinosaur900 Month ago

    Would you be able to achieve the same results if your Pekin Duck alreadly came without the neck and head? 'Cause it seems like this would certainly complicates the process. :/

  • Trung Nguyen
    Trung Nguyen Month ago

    5 days wait for something could been done in 1 day. How could you call yourself a chef mate?

    • Blitze
      Blitze Month ago

      @Trung Nguyen is that your answer on a recipe for Peking duck? Are you mentally handicapped?

    • Trung Nguyen
      Trung Nguyen Month ago

      Hit the restaurant next door...only 15’ wait or even less...

    • Blitze
      Blitze Month ago +1

      What would be your way to archive this in 1 day ?

  • Dmitry Lamburt
    Dmitry Lamburt Month ago

    How to make Peking duck "at home": step one - get a commercial gourmet kitchen.

  • another man
    another man Month ago

    Didn’t know kevin de bruyne loves ducks

  • Samsun Nahar
    Samsun Nahar Month ago

    Dude theres literally fookin feather bottoms peeking out of the skin!

  • Ryan's Channel
    Ryan's Channel Month ago

    10:01 Who is she? She’s pretty.

  • Jeremy Cai
    Jeremy Cai Month ago

    一群老外 比我还疯 点赞

  • Alvin
    Alvin Month ago

    Looks good

  • Chris Wong
    Chris Wong Month ago

    “Pe-king” not “pek-ing”

  • simpleboy12345678
    simpleboy12345678 2 months ago +1

    non Sense cooking and More Non Sense Cook the stupid ass who do not even know the abc of cooking .

  • montysmithtyler
    montysmithtyler 2 months ago +1

    Did this dude say "with a little patience?" Mf this took you five days!!!

  • Rid Exe
    Rid Exe 2 months ago +2

    Chef: “Would you like to eat peking duck?”
    Me: “Yes!”
    Chef: “Okay, come back friday.”
    Me: “F#@k You!”

  • Tamara Hovsepyan
    Tamara Hovsepyan 2 months ago


  • Jay Jason
    Jay Jason 2 months ago +2

    well,looks good but as a chinese I would say... this is not peking duck

  • xxx xxx
    xxx xxx 2 months ago

    1:08 Why is the duck smiling ? Weird !

  • erystine
    erystine 2 months ago

    It looks great!! It was also clear step by step instructions. I'm just wondering what's the ratio of each spices for stuffing. It can be overpowering with certain spices if it's not balance. Thanks!!

  • Dreamy
    Dreamy 2 months ago +2

    If you think about it, Turkey and Chicken should translate pretty well for this recipe too; although the meat won’t be nearly as sweet as Duck meat

  • Dreamy
    Dreamy 2 months ago +1

    Peking Duck is so good 🤙

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  • Alessandro Casolari
    Alessandro Casolari 2 months ago +1

    Trump: this duck has an insert GPS, once eat it you’ll be tracked

  • Darrin Regira
    Darrin Regira 2 months ago

    Leave the fat on that skin boy!!

  • M O N O T O N
    M O N O T O N 3 months ago

    i try nitrogen, sure

  • AMiR Official UK
    AMiR Official UK 3 months ago +1

    The opening line is so aggressive, it made me watch the whole thing 😂

  • 李天颖
    李天颖 3 months ago

    Beautifully done! But still I prefer a fat duck rather than a lean one, cause that’s what ducks in Beijing are famous, fat and thick skin.

  • ZuccX99
    ZuccX99 3 months ago

    Too bad my cooking is a solid level 3.

  • Yexuan Hu
    Yexuan Hu 3 months ago

    As a Chinese chef I must to say that just have the same color. It’s totally different, many step was wrong.

    • NįTRØ
      NįTRØ 2 months ago

      Can you tell us the right steps (for you)?

  • 罗桐
    罗桐 3 months ago

    recipe of Peking Duck: a ticket to Beijing(Peking)

  • richard brown
    richard brown 3 months ago

    interesting. All the technical stuff covered really well. Now im gonna look for some individual creative passion, Something that makes a difference, Such as a chilli or a rosemary theme,

  • Ryan Chappell
    Ryan Chappell 3 months ago

    So I can make this at home yay all I need to do is whip out a air compressor

  • Allen Han
    Allen Han 3 months ago

    Would be nice if he mentioned the source of the bread, the Hoisin Sauce and some cucumbers slices.

  • Marcus Don Marzan
    Marcus Don Marzan 3 months ago

    American: peking duck
    Filipino: pekeng bebe

  • Aashrya Shrivastava
    Aashrya Shrivastava 3 months ago

    I want to cut the dude like that

  • Aashrya Shrivastava
    Aashrya Shrivastava 3 months ago

    Duck: I feel something inside my ass

    It burns

  • gustavo pereira
    gustavo pereira 3 months ago +1

    Quem viu essa receita no masterchef Brasil ????

  • Avijit Chand
    Avijit Chand 3 months ago +1

    Neer seen this type of professionalism.. You are too good at this.

  • MrSajioo
    MrSajioo 3 months ago

    I have just booked 5 days off work. Wish me luck

  • Team O_X
    Team O_X 3 months ago

    weeks of preparation..and only takes 5-10mins to eat...