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Sweet and Savory Baked Chicken

Dinner, Holidays, High Potassium, High Protein, Low Sodium


Based on 6 servings per recipe.

  • 2-3 pounds chicken pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 8 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 6-8 fresh figs or 2-3 fresh pears
  • juice from 1 lemon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Rub chicken with olive oil and pepper.
  3. Put onion slices, bay leaves, and garlic in a shallow roasting pan.
  4. Place figs and chicken pieces on top of onions and garlic. Pour wine over entire mixture and cover.
  5. Bake 50-60 minutes, until chicken registers 165 degrees, or until juices run clear from the thigh.
  6. To serve, remove bay leaves and arrange chicken and fruit on a platter and drizzle with lemon juice.

About This Recipe

For a sweet and savory meal, serve this recipe with luscious figs in the summer and pears during other seasons.

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