Chicken with Balsamic-Fig Sauce

Chicken with Balsamic-Fig Sauce

January 25, 2021

Make an elegant sautéed chicken dish for dinner tonight! This recipe pairs chicken breasts with a sweet balsamic-fig sauce for a new twist on a chicken entrée. Try it with the Winter Salad for a complete diabetes-approved meal.

  • Yields: 4 servings ( 4 oz of chicken and 1/4 cup sauce)
Chicken with Balsamic-Fig Sauce


1Sprinkle both sides of chicken evenly with 1 1/2 teaspoons thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 6 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from pan; keep warm.

2Reduce heat to medium; add butter to pan. Add onion; sauté 3 minutes. Add broth, vinegar, soy sauce, and figs. Simmer until sauce is reduced to 1 cup (about 3 minutes). Add 1 tablespoon thyme and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cut chicken breast halves lengthwise on the diagonal into slices. Serve sauce over chicken.

Source: My Recipes


4 6 oz skinless, boneless chicken breasts

1 1/2 tsp fresh thyme leaves, divided

1/2 tsp salt, divided

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp butter

3/4 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

2 tsp low-sodium soy sauce

1/2 cup finely chopped dried figs (such as Mission)


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1
Total Fat11g
Saturated Fat3.6g
Polyunsaturated Fat1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat4.9g
Total Carbohydrates21.6g
Dietary Fiber3g

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