Broiled Chicken With Fig Sauce

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

this makes a lovely sauce for roast duck or turkey too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place broiler rack 4 to 6 inches from heat source, and turn broiler on.
  2. Sprinkle chicken on both sides with salt and pepper, and place skin-side down in a pan.
  3. Place honey in a 4- to 6-cup saucepan with one tablespoon water, and put on high heat.
  4. Let honey boil for a minute or so, then carefully add wine, cayenne, figs, coriander, orange zest and orange juice.
  5. Mixture should cook steadily; do not let it boil over.
  6. Broil chicken until it begins to brown on skinless side.
  7. Turn it over, then broil until it browns nicely and is cooked all the way through.
  8. Total broiling time will be about 25 minutes.
  9. Cook sauce until figs are very tender, about 15 minutes.
  10. Add lemon juice, then taste, and add more salt, cayenne or lemon as needed.
  11. Serve chicken with sauce spooned over it.


Most Helpful

Delicious! I made this for our Passover seder this year and it looked, smelled and tasted awesome. My husband isn't even a fan of chicken and he ate it right up. Company was suitably impressed. :-) Thank you for a lovely, delicious and fairly simple recipe.

BurgundyS April 01, 2010

I made this with duck breast as I had some to use up and when I saw this sauce I knew it would go so well with duck. I did blend/process the sauce as I prefer a more smooth sauce. I did find it was a bit too overpowered by the orange flavour from the juice, but that can just come down to brands. I have tried several of chia's recipes and I have enjoyed them all made exactly as is. Yet I did adjust this one and add a tablespoon of fig jam to counteract the really strong orange taste. After that OH MY!!! it was outstanding another winner chia. I served this with chia's Recipe#107996 absolutely gorgeous. Everthing I try of yours is great so please people reading this go ahead you won't be dissapointed:)

The Flying Chef April 06, 2008

Elegant, sophisticated, delicious! I made this with chicken breasts which I grilled on the stove top. Prepared the sauce just as stated, including all the juice of 1/2 lemon. A cinch to prepare, too. I can well believe this would be great over duck. Thanks for posting!

FlemishMinx February 07, 2005

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