Fig-Glazed Chicken with White Beans

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Aug. 24, 2022
Sauteed shallots, fig jam, rosemary, lemon and sherry vinegar make a delightful sauce for both the chicken and the beans. My husband couldn’t believe how well the white beans absorbed the flavor, making this a grand slam. Matchstick carrots can be added to the bean mixture for extra color, flavor and crunch. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois
Fig-Glazed Chicken with White Beans Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3/4 cup fig preserves
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 bone-in chicken thighs (about 2-1/4 pounds)
  • 4 shallots, coarsely chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained


  1. Mix first 8 ingredients. In a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, brown chicken in batches, starting skin side down. Remove from pan, reserving drippings.
  2. In drippings, saute shallots until golden brown, 2-3 minutes. Stir in preserves mixture; bring to a boil, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Add chicken. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 5 minutes.
  3. Add beans; return to a boil. Cook, uncovered, until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 170°-175°, 12-15 minutes.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Shallots add a mild, yet distinctive flavor to sauces. When buying, choose shallots that are firm and heavy, with dry, papery skins. Avoid any that have shoots or feel soft. Store them as you would onions, in a cool, dry place with good air circulation.
  • The flavorful sauce coats the chicken but will pool slightly, so serve in a shallow bowl.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 serving: 405 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 287mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 3g fiber), 26g protein.