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Balsamic chicken with figs

15 October 2018 | Last Updated: 11 July 2024 By Aleksandra

Roasted chicken breast with delicious, bold-tasting, balsamic-mustard sauce with fresh figs on top. The sauce is complex in flavor and slightly sour, works perfectly with fresh, sweet figs. Chicken breasts are baked in the oven, I used the same method as with this lemon-thyme chicken breast.
The dish is done very quickly, you just have to mix all the ingredients for the marinade together, pour in a baking dish, put in the chicken and set aside for a minimum of half an hour and bake. It’s important to use a good quality balsamic vinegar, even a small amount of the cheaper one can change the taste of the dish.
Balsamic chicken with figs tastes so good and is ready in no time! Thanks to the figs, looks beautiful on a plate, too. It’s perfect for dinner parties, as it’s really easy to prepare for a crowd.

See my other recipes using fresh figs:

balsamic chicken with figs on a blue plate

Balsamic chicken with figs

Roasted chicken breast with bold-tasting, balsamic-mustard sauce with fresh figs on top.
balsamic chicken with figs
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5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
marinating time 30 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 245kcal
Author Aleksandra


-> 2 small chicken breasts, 330g / 11.6 oz

-> 2 fresh figs

-> marinade:

  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar good quality
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 heaped teaspoon honey
  • 1 heaped teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme

-> to serve: eg potatoes, cooked green beans with butter, fresh thyme for sprinkling

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  • Lightly pound the thicker part of the chicken breasts, so that the whole breast has a similar thickness (but not too much, they still need to look like chicken breasts and not fillets). Season well with salt and pepper.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the ingredients for the marinade.
  • Place the chicken in a small baking dish, pour the marinade over the meat, leave for about half an hour to marinate or longer (overnight, in a refrigerator).
  • Preheat the oven to 175 ° C / 347 °F / Gas Mark between 3 and 4.
  • Slice the figs and arrange on the meat.
  • Put the chicken in a preheated oven and bake for about 22 minutes. You can check if the meat is ready by measuring its internal temperature, it should be 74°C / 165°F. The baking time may vary depending on the size of the meat and type of the oven.
  • While the chicken is baking, you can cook the potatoes and green beans.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven, leave to rest for about 5-10 minutes. Transfer on plates and serve, spoon the sauce from the baking dish over the meat.
  • Enjoy!
Course dinner
Cuisine fusion
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  • Reply
    12 January 2021 at 01:56

    5 stars
    Great recipe! Super easy to make, beautiful to look at and amazingly tasty!

    Balsamic chicken with figs in a baking dish.

    • Reply
      12 January 2021 at 06:42

      I’m glad to hear that, thanks for the photo! 🙂

  • Reply
    24 November 2019 at 11:48

    5 stars
    Only found this recipe because I was looking for a way to use a glut of figs. It was so delicious and the meat is so tender that I have made it several times since and even made it with figs that I froze. I wish I had discovered it years ago

    • Reply
      24 November 2019 at 11:59

      I’m really happy that you’ve enjoyed it, Nora!! 🙂

  • Reply
    11 October 2019 at 09:53

    5 stars
    That was amazing an experience: so quick, easy and the result was awesome. It tastes really really good (i hardly managed to make chicken be so soft before) and looks really cool. Thank you, Alexandra. You made our Saturday dinner! And agree with the description – this will be perfect for a dinner party!

    • Reply
      11 October 2019 at 13:55

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you Maria for the review! 🙂

    5 from 3 votes

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