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balsamic chicken with figs
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5 from 3 votes

Balsamic chicken with figs

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

Ingredients

-> 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

        Instructions

        • 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!

        Nutrition

        Calories: 245kcal