Sweet & Sour Chicken With Figs & Shallots

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"Super quick and easy to make - and, it's a 1 pan meal. Now, this is based on dinner for 2; but, you can easily double this recipe. For company or guests; I would love to serve this with a cheese topped crostini. But, you could always serve wild rice or a creamy risotto on the side too. A simple green salad; like spinach or arugula would be really nice."

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (996.6 g)
  • Calories 737.8
  • Total Fat - 19.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 366 mg
  • Sodium - 2368.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 79.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 15.4 g
  • Sugars - 49.9 g
  • Protein - 71.1 g
  • Calcium - 1523.1 mg
  • Iron - 7.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 205.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.8 mg

Step 1

First ... You need a stove top/oven proof pan for this dish. I prefer a non stick pan if possible. Then, prepare your chicken; by letting it set on the counter to take the chill off. And, season with steak seasoning and a bit of salt on both sides.

Step 2

Saute ... Add a little olive oil to the pan; and, bring up to medium high heat. I usually start with about half of the oil; you can always add more. Then, add the chicken; and, saute on the first side until golden brown (4-5 minutes). Flip; and, continue to cook another couple of minutes; remember, the chicken will finish cooking in the oven.

Step 3

Figs, Onions, and Sauce ... Add the remaining olive oil (if necessary), shallots and garlic; and, toss until everything is combined. Cook 2 minutes; then, add both vinegars, broth, honey, and fresh herbs. Gently mix until everything is well combined. Add the figs and tuck the herb sprigs under the chicken and onions; and, add a bit more kosher salt just on the chicken and figs - around the chicken. Then, transfer the pan to a preheated oven.

Step 4

Bake ... In a 350 degree oven, middle shelf, uncovered; for 10-15 minutes. Just until the chicken is cooked through; and, the figs are tender. Half way through cooking, I like to spoon some of the sauce over the chicken.

Step 5

Serve and ENJOY! ... That's it. You can serve wild rice on the side, which is delicious. Of how about a simple green salad. For company, cheesy risotto or a cheesy crostini would be delicious. The dish itself is quick cooking, and very easy to make.

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Delicious. I used boneless chicken thighs but otherwise made as directed increasing the amounts to feed 4 people. Served with rice and fruit. Thanks for sharing!

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(17 Aug 2018)