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Easy-to-Make and Super-Delicious: Duck Poppers

Holy Delicious - this duck recipe is the bomb!

I learned how to make these this fall when I traveled to Saskatchewan for a women’s waterfowl hunt. If there is one thing that I always look forward to besides the hunt itself, it’s the food! And let me tell you, these did not disappoint.
Easy-to-Make and Super-Delicious: Duck Poppers

After several successful hunts in the field, we decided to make “duck poppers” for one of our meals. This is when Angie, our dear friend and amazingly kind-hearted host, taught me how to make her version of “duck poppers.” These can be made as the main course or as an appetizer.

Duck Poppers


We used fresh duck breasts that were not marinated, just seasoned with a little salt and pepper. If you want to add a little extra flavor, I would recommend marinating the duck with your favorite seasoning. 



  • Duck Breasts, tenderized 
  • Onion 
  • Cream Cheese
  • Jalapeños, chopped
  • Bacon 
  • Salt and pepper
  • Marmalade (optional) 




Using a meat tenderizer, work the duck breasts until they are wider and thinner. Preheat the oven (Traeger or regular grill) to 350 degrees. Cut the top and bottom of the onion off and then cut the onion in half vertically. Separate the onion layers from one another. 


Duck Poppers


Cut a slice of cream cheese and put it on the duck breast. Top the cream cheese with chopped jalapeño. Fold the duck so that the cream cheese and jalapeños stay in the middle. Next, take 2 onion halves and place them around the duck breast. Wrap each onion with 2 slices of bacon to make a nice neat ball. 


Place in the oven and cook for 15 minutes or until meat is cooked to your liking. If you are feeling extra wild, brush the balls with marmalade before placing in the oven and half way through the cook time. 


Side note: Since not everyone has access to wild game year round you can also substitute the duck with ground meat, just season with salt, pepper, and garlic then roll it into a ball. Case it with onion and wrap with bacon (dd cheese in the middle for something extra delicious.) 


I hope you love the recipe as much as I do! What are your go-to wild game recipes? What appetizers do you bring to parties? Comment below to let me know and be sure to follow Winchester’s social media channels for more hunting and shooting tips and updates on Winchester supported events and promotions on FacebookYouTube, Instagram and Twitter.

Nikki Boxler
Nikki Boxler
Nikki Boxler grew up on a large dairy farm in Western New York and continues to reside there today. This setting has shaped her love of the outdoors and is how she developed a passion which drives her to spend as much time hunting and fishing as possible. For her, hunting is not about the kill, it is about the experience, the memories, the moments and having fun. Her most memorable adventures take place not only in the woods but also around the grill. Nikki thoroughly enjoys her role as co-host of Winchester Life.