Braised Chicken With Figs, Honey & Vinegar

Recipe by English_Rose

This dish is sure to awaken the taste buds with its tangy flavours. If you can’t get hold of figs, then pears are a great alternative.

Top Review by Daun1319

Found this when the fig tree decided to have it's best year ever. This is a really good meal! I didn't have cider vinegar so I used a Pinot Grigio vinegar instead, and no vermouth. still and all it was teriffic! This also worked well with pork chops and some veal medallions I cooked up for some friends. Very well done thank you for sharing

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Sprinkle the chicken legs with sea salt. For best results, cover and leave in the fridge overnight. When ready to cook, wipe off the salt and trim any excess flesh.
  3. Heat the oil in a large heavy-bottomed pan, add the chicken skin side down, and cook for about 6 minutes or until coloured. Add the butter to the pan, and turn the chicken over to baste.
  4. Add the onions and wine and simmer until the liquid has reduced by half. Add the vermouth and the stock, being careful not to cover the chicken completely.
  5. Bring to a simmer and sprinkle the chicken with the crushed peppercorns. Transfer pan to oven. Roast for about 30 - 40 minutes or until thoroughly cooked.
  6. Whilst the chicken is cooking, warm the honey and vinegar slightly.
  7. Once cooked through, remove the chicken and onions from the pan and put to one side to keep warm.
  8. Add the warmed honey mix to the sauce and simmer until reduced by half.
  9. Place the figs in a large clean pan, cut side down, and strain the reduced sauce over the figs. Cook for 5 minutes, basting frequently until the figs have slightly softened.
  10. Serve the chicken leg with the figs and onion quarters.
  11. Add parsley to the sauce, check seasoning and pour over.

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