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Chicken with fresh figs from the oven

Ingredients

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 chicken breasts
70 g bacon
1 red onion, cut into wedges
4 figs, halved lengthwise
2 tsp dark brown caster sugar
100 ml white wine
100 ml chicken broth
2 tsp red wine vinegar
7 sprigs fresh thyme

A delicious main course for Christmas! This juicy chicken with fresh figs from the oven has a delicious taste and is a real showstopper.

Preparation

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Heat the oil in a frying pan or saucepan over a high heat.
  • 2
    Sprinkle the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and brown on both sides in 3 minutes. Place them in a small oven dish.
  • 3
    Add the bacon and onion to the pan. Fry the bacon on a medium heat in ± 5 min. Crisp, with regular stirring. Spoon the mixture into the oven dish with the chicken. Pour the excess fat from the pan.
  • 4
    Sprinkle the sliced sides of the figs with the sugar. Place them with sliced side down in the pan. Let them caramelise in 3 minutes. Put them on a plate.
  • 5
    Pour the wine into the pan, reduce to a moderate heat for 2 minutes.
  • 6
    Add the stock and vinegar and boil for 2 minutes. Scoop the chicken and the bacon back into the pan. Sprinkle with thyme.
  • 7
    Put in the oven for 30 minutes or until the chicken is done. Add the figs and serve.
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