I know chicken breast is supposed to be healthy for you, but I really don’t like it — at all! To me, it is always bland, a tad bit dry, and just not that tasty, kind of how I think healthy food is supposed to taste.

Balsamic Fig Jam on Chicken Breast

That is UNTIL I figured out this balsamic fig sauce recipe. I’ve gone from hating chicken breast to devouring it. Yes, it is because of the sauce — it hides the chicken breast flavor a bit 🙂

Balsamic Fig Sauce Recipe


  • Swap out the fig jam for cherry jam — great on beef or pork.
  • Add red wine instead of chicken stock for a more complex flavor.
  • Swap out chicken stock with white wine when using fig jam.
  • Tastes great on pork tenderloin as well as chicken.

Fig jam is not readily available in our local grocery store, so I often purchase Stonewall Kitchen Organic Fig Jam from Amazon for sheer convenience. Costco will carry large jars at a great price in the Fall, but it isn’t there very long so you have to be on the lookout for it.

If you try this out, leave me a comment and let me know which variation you used and how it turned out.

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Happy Eating!

Debbie Pearson Creative Chics Aprons