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Fig & Wine-Sauced Chicken Kabobs

Total Time

Prep: 1 hour + marinating Grill: 15 min.


6 servings

The well-balanced blend of flavors in these kabobs make them extra special. Figs give the dish a beautiful fruity quality.—Barbara Wheeler, Royal Oak, Michigan
Fig & Wine-Sauced Chicken Kabobs Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 5 small onions, divided
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1-1/4 pounds dried figs
  • 2-1/2 cups sweet white wine
  • 3 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 2 tablespoons fig preserves
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 pound small fresh portobello mushrooms
  • Hot cooked rice
  • Fresh mint leaves and lemon wedges, optional


  1. Grate 2 onions; place in a large bowl. Add the oil, garlic and chicken; turn to coat. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, bring figs and wine to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until figs are plumped and tender, 50-60 minutes. Remove figs; keep warm. Bring liquid to a boil; cook until reduced to 2/3 cup. Add the marmalade, preserves, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until slightly thickened, 5-6 minutes.
  3. Cut remaining onions into 1-in. pieces. Drain chicken; discard marinade. On 6 metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread the chicken, onions and mushrooms.
  4. Grill kabobs, covered, on a lightly oiled rack over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat until juices run clear, 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally.
  5. Serve kabobs with rice and reserved figs; drizzle with sauce. Garnish with mint and lemon if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 kabob with 2 tablespoons sauce (calculated without rice): 529 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 273mg sodium, 80g carbohydrate (59g sugars, 13g fiber), 28g protein.

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