Fresh Figs and Chicken Thighs in Shallot-Balsamic Reduction


Chicken thighs and fresh figs are simmered in and topped with a shallot-balsamic reduction in this one-pot dinner dish that's perfect for entertaining.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
8 chicken thighs


  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 10 fresh figs, stemmed and quartered

  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar

  • 1 large shallot, sliced lengthwise

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary

  • fresh rosemary, for garnish


  1. Pat chicken thighs dry and season both sides with salt and pepper.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add chicken thighs and cook, 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Add figs, chicken broth, balsamic vinegar, and shallot. Bring contents to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and let simmer until chicken thighs are no longer pink in the centers and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the centers reads at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), about 8 minutes. Transfer thighs to a serving plate and keep warm.

  3. Remove figs from the skillet using a slotted spoon and place them around the chicken on the plate.

  4. Add minced rosemary to the skillet contents, increase heat to medium-high, and allow contents to come to a full boil to create a the reduction. Continue to boil, stirring often, until liquid reduces to approximately 1 cup, 8 to 10 minutes. Drizzle balsamic reduction over chicken and figs and garnish with rosemary sprigs. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

200 Calories
10g Fat
15g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 200
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 281mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 286mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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