Chicken with Onions and Figs Recipe
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Chicken with Onions and Figs Recipe

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Friends and family can't get enough of tender chicken thighs in a sweet onion and fig sauce. When prepared this way, the meat turns out moist every time.—Helen Conwell, Fairhope, Alabama
Recommended: Fig Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3 large red onions, halved and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 10 dried figs, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

Nutritional Facts

2 servings: 503 calories, 22g fat (8g saturated fat), 169mg cholesterol, 463mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 4g fiber), 45g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute onions in butter until tender. Add the figs, honey, lemon juice, garlic and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until mixture is thick, stirring occasionally.
  2. Place chicken in two greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dishes. Spoon onion mixture over chicken. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 180°. Serve with pan juices. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Chicken with Onions and Figs in Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2009 , p161

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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NyxRizzi User ID: 1335843 181060
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2012

"I made this using boneless/skinless chicken breasts and orange juice (since I didn't have any lemon juice on hand). It was delicious! This is a keeper. Thanx!"

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