Cider-Braised Chicken with Figs

This dish is a cool weather favourite.

Cider-Braised Chicken with Figs


Quantity Ingredients
2 tsp vegetable oil
2 tsp butter
1 large onion, cut into thin wedges
4 tsp minced fresh ginger
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
3 lbs. chicken pieces, skinned
1/4 tsp salt
12 ounces Calimyrna or Mission figs, stemmed and halved
1-1/2 cups apple cider
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 tbsp lemon juice


 1. In a large skillet, heat oil and butter over medium-high heat. Add onion, ginger and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are golden brown; remove. 2. Add chicken, sprinkle with salt. Cook until golden on all sides. Add onion mixture, figs, apple cider and thyme; cover. Simmer until chicken is tender, about 30 minutes. Turn once during cooking. 3. Remove chicken, onions and figs to serving platter. Add lemon juice to pan. Cook and stir until sauce thickens slightly. Spoon over chicken. Makes 6 servings.