Chicken with Onions and Figs

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. Bake: 35 min.


8 servings

Updated: Oct. 03, 2022
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


  • 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


  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 13x9-in. baking dishes. Spoon onion mixture over chicken. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a thermometer reads 180°. Serve with pan juices.

Nutrition Facts

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