Fig and Vinegar Braised Chicken

Sweet, rich fig jam adds something special to these braised chicken leg quarters. Wine and shallots elevate the recipe to something worthy of a special occassion.
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  • Calories 630
  • Total Fat 32 g
  • Cholesterol 145 mg
  • Sodium 570 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 35 g
  • Protein 42 g
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Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a food processor blend figs, vinegar and sugar; set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium. Season chicken with salt and pepper and sear, skin side down, for 5-7 minutes or until golden. Flip and sear on the opposite side for 5-7 minutes.  Remove chicken from pan and set aside. Cook the garlic and shallots for 2-3 minutes and pour the wine and stock into the skillet. Scrape the skillet sides with a spoon and mix in fig mixture. Place chicken back into skillet.
  3. Cover and cook in oven for 50-60 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 180°F.
  4. Remove chicken from skillet and heat liquid over a medium high heat for 10-15 minutes or until reduce by half.  Dredge butter in flour and add to the liquid.  When butter has melted and mixed well with remaining ingredients, pour over chicken and serve.
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