Fig and Lemon Chicken

Total Time
1hr
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

This is a very flavorful recipe. I usually double the sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Squeeze juices from halved lemon into a small bowl, then stir in brown sugar, vinegar and water; set aside.
  3. Place figs and sliced lemon segments in the bottom of an 11x16 inch baking/roasting dish.
  4. Arrange chicken thighs on top, then pour vinegar mixture over chicken.
  5. Finally, sprinkle with salt and dried parsley to taste.
  6. Bake/roast at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 50 minutes, basting frequently (turn figs if they begin to brown).
  7. With a slotted spoon, remove chicken, figs and lemon slices from baking dish and place on a warm platter.
  8. Skim fat from cooking juices, then pour over chicken as sauce.
  9. Garnish with fresh parlsey and serve.

Reviews

(5)
Most Helpful

This is really very tasty. I tried it because I like fruit with chicken, couldn't picture what this would be like, and was really curious. I followed the recipe for 2/3 of the chicken, but I did 1/3 with sliced prunes instead of figs because I didn't have a large enough pan, or quite enough figs! The figs were better than prunes, but the prune one was quite good once I added some honey to it. (Prunes, I've just learned, are considerably less sweet than figs.) I liked how easy it was to prepare, too, and the sauce was delicious over rice.

lortle November 06, 2003

I love figs and was excited to find this recipe. I cut it down to 4 chicken thighs, and used skinless/boneless. I did cut the figs in half and trimmed off the stems. Otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. The chicken had a great lemon flavor and I liked the combination of flavors.

karen December 17, 2007

This is a great recipe. We used this recipe for our Once A Month Cooking group, and it froze great! The figs made a great sauce.

Haversac July 24, 2007

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