Barbecued Duck and Kale Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pound boneless skinless duck breast chopped
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 4 cups chopped kale
  • 1/3 cup chopped fennel bulb


  • In a large skillet over medium heat, heat coconut oil. To the skillet, add the onion and salt and pepper. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes, until tender and caramelized.
  • To the skillet, add the duck.
  • In a blender, add the next 4 ingredients (dates to chicken broth) with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  • Blend until smooth and pour over the duck. Cook for 15 minutes, until duck is cooked through and barbecue sauce has thickened.
  • In a large bowl, add the kale and fennel. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the duck to the kale mixture. Toss and serve.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Steamed Broccoli, Green Beans or Asparagus. (Steam broccoli, green beans or asparagus until slightly tender.)
NUTRITION: 365 Calories; 11g Fat (25.6% calories from fat); 25g Protein; 46g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 87mg Cholesterol; 152mg Sodium.
Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 3 Lean Meat; 2 Vegetable; 2 Fruit; 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.
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