Oh, Bring Me a Figgy Chicken

In between runs to basketball practice for my son Sam, I threw together this chicken dish. I usually have chicken quarters on hand, as we all love the dark meat. They’re also super cheap and easier and quicker to cook than a whole chicken.

This night, I stirred together some (Braswell’s) fig preserves, soy sauce, and the juice of one orange. I sprinkled the chicken quarters with some garlic powder, kosher salt and pepper, stuffed some feta cheese-under the skin and poured the preserve mixture over it. I tossed in some prunes, and baked for about an hour at 375F uncovered.

When the chicken was done, I tossed a bag of 90 second Uncle Ben’s original rice in the microwave and served it topped with the yummy juices from the chicken. Yum.

Feta Stuffed Glazed Chicken Quarters

3 chicken quarters
½ cup fig preserves
¼ cup soy sauce
juice of 1 orange or 1 lime
3 ounces feta cheese
garlic powder
12 pitted prunes

Cut excess fat off of chicken. Combine preserves, soy sauce and orange juice; whisk well. Place 1 ounce of crumbled feta under the skin of each chicken quarter. Sprinkle with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Pour preserve mixture over, top with prunes and bake at 375F for about an hour.


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