Baked Chicken with Figs & Honey

You’ve probably eaten them dried, or maybe even candied. But fresh is the best way to enjoy figs, a slightly sweet and juicy fruit with a light, summery taste somewhat like peaches and strawberries combined. Here they’re paired with honey and a splash of balsamic vinegar over tender, baked chicken, with colorful cherry tomatoes tossed in for extra savory flavor.

Honey and Fig Chicken

Baked Chicken with Figs & Honey

Serves 4-6


4 fresh figs, quartered
2 lbs. chicken tenders or breasts, boneless/skinless
1 large yellow onion, sliced
1 cup cherry tomatoes
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp. fresh basil
Herbal seasoning, to taste


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. S. Spray 9×13 baking dish with non-stick spray.

2. Arrange slices of onion in bottom of pan. Place chicken tenders on onions and sprinkle with seasoning.

3. Arrange figs, cherry tomatoes and basil on chicken tenders.

4. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, honey and balsamic vinegar; pour mixture over figs/chicken. Top with basil leaves.

5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked (Note: Increase baking time if using breasts rather than tenders.)


About Amy Clevenger

Amy Clevenger is a Los Angeles-based food blogger. In 2013, she started her popular Instagram account @FantasticallyFit to help keep her accountable in her journey to better health. Clevenger’s brand has since expanded to include and the popular e-recipe book series, Healthy Eats. Clevenger’s passion for healthy eating and cooking began while she was pursuing her master’s degree in counseling and guidance from Cal Lutherine University. Her work with families helped her to realize that living a healthy, happy life starts in the kitchen. She believes clean eating doesn’t have to mean giving up on great taste. Today, Clevenger is married to her college sweetheart and lives in Los Angeles with her three cats, Kailani, Confettu and Harley.

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