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Fig and Lemon Chicken

Rated as 4.12 out of 5 Stars
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"Chicken thighs roasted with figs and lemon slices in a lemon, vinegar and brown sugar glaze. Easy, delicious and if you don't feel the sauce is enough it can easily be doubled."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 323
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 323 calories; 10.5 43.6 17.8 59 62 Full nutrition

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I LOVE this recipe. I'm not so sure that my husband and son like the actual figs (though I do!), but the sauce and the tart lemon and beautiful glaze are winners. I made a few changes from the...

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Maybe I was clueless, but I cut the lemon into slices, leaving the peel on, since the recipe did not say to peel the lemon first. I think the sauce would have been very good, but the peel gave ...

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I LOVE this recipe. I'm not so sure that my husband and son like the actual figs (though I do!), but the sauce and the tart lemon and beautiful glaze are winners. I made a few changes from the...

I tried this recipe twice, with very different results! The first time I used chicken breasts, and our friends were late so I left the chicken in the oven for an extra twenty minutes or so... I...

I used chicken breasts instead of chicken thighs, and it turned out excellent!

I used 8 fresh mission figs instead of 1.5 lbs dried figs and they turned out great, if a little too sweet. I also used breasts instead of thighs, it turned out nice and juicy.

Maybe I was clueless, but I cut the lemon into slices, leaving the peel on, since the recipe did not say to peel the lemon first. I think the sauce would have been very good, but the peel gave ...

I followed this recipe as closely as I could. I bought a 9 ounce package of dried figs and that was plenty. 1 1/2 pounds would have been way too much. I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs ...

This chicken is just great!! I doubled the glaze mixture and came out perfect, I had to cover it with aluminium foil at the end of the cooking as it was getting too brown. I am Spanish and I c...

This is a really good combination of flavours. I have made it a few times now; it also works with pork, and is really good sprinkled with goat cheese before serving

I really liked this. The flavor was great and so easy to make. The only think I would change is to use less dried figs. There were more figs than chicken! Really good though.