Rating: 4.4 stars
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

The balsamic vinegar is a nice contrast to the sweet figs which add great texture, and the thyme provides just a bit of savoriness to this sweet and rich sauce.

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Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Sauce:

Directions

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  • Season chicken with salt and pepper on both sides and lightly coat with flour, shaking off excess.

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  • Heat olive oil and butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken to the skillet and cook until tenders are golden brown, no longer pink in the centers, and juices run clear, 5 to 6 minutes, flipping halfway through. Transfer to a plate and cover loosely with aluminum foil to keep warm.

  • Add shallot and garlic to the same skillet and cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Add red wine and balsamic and let simmer until reduced by half, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in figs, thyme, Dijon mustard, honey, and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low or medium-low and let simmer until thickened, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter.

  • Spoon sauce over warm chicken tenders, or add chicken back into the skillet to briefly reheat, and serve immediately.

Cook's Note:

You may also use skinless, boneless chicken breasts or chicken thighs, just adjust your cooking time. If your sauce thickens too much, just stir in a little water.

Nutrition Facts

354 calories; protein 27.1g; carbohydrates 23.2g; fat 14.5g; cholesterol 79.5mg; sodium 455.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2020
Rich and savory with just the right amount of sweetness....yummy! I didn't have figs as they are hard to get in Alberta. Substituted dried apricots and added a bit more honey. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/24/2020
Pretty tasty. Did some substituting due to lack of ingredients. Added chicken broth to add to sauce volume. Read More
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2020
Rich and savory with just the right amount of sweetness....yummy! I didn't have figs as they are hard to get in Alberta. Substituted dried apricots and added a bit more honey. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2020
It took me longer to prep- I’m not fast with mincing and with measuring several different things, but once I was ready to cook, it was easy! This was an absolute hit with my teenage children and my husband. My son said it tasted like something from a restaurant lol. I will make this again! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/24/2020
Pretty tasty. Did some substituting due to lack of ingredients. Added chicken broth to add to sauce volume. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/20/2019
Very tasty. I used chicken thighs sliced to tenders size. Only found dried figs so heated slightly in water to soften. Turned out well. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2021
Made just the sauce to serve over leftover chicken legs and loved it. Definitely make again, next time in pan drippings from cooking chicken which would make the sauce even more flavorful. I had leftover sauce and ate it the next morning on my bagel and cream cheese -- yummy! Read More