Egyptian Lemon Chicken With Figs

"This is a slight adaptation of a recipe found at The figs are tender and sweet but the lemon and thyme balance that out quite nicely. The fig's flavor makes me think of a raisin, cranberry and a cherry all mixed together. Sweet, but tangy at the same time. A super easy dish to put together & even easier to eat! :D"
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez
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  • Preheat the oven to 400°.
  • Squeeze the juice from one of the lemons into a small bowl, add the brown sugar, vinegar and water. Mix well and set aside.
  • Slice the remaining lemon and arrange evenly, along with the figs in a 13x9 baking dish.
  • Place the chicken thighs on top in a single layer, then drizzle the vinegar mixture over the chicken.
  • Sprinkle with the thyme and salt.
  • Bake at 400° for about 40 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle and juices run clear, basting half-way through cook time.
  • Sprinkle with cilantro and serve immediately.

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  1. What a great combination of flavors. I wouldn't have normally chosen to bring all these together but it all worked so well. The vinegar, lemon and figs with the brown sugar was all perfect!
  2. This was really good. I used chicken breast instead of thighs. I might try adapting this to the slow cooker. Made for ZWT6.
  3. A wonderful recipe. Very easy to put together, next time I will try fresh figs to see what a difference it will make. Thank you for posting another great recipe. Made for ZWT6 for the xtra hot dishes


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