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Because they will cook more quickly than the chicken, skewer the figs separately.

Recipe by Cooking Light August 2015


Credit: James Ransom; Styling: Claire Spollen

Recipe Summary

25 mins
45 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 chicken skewers and 1 fig skewer)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine first 4 ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil; cook 15 minutes or until reduced to 1/2 cup. Discard thyme sprig.

  • Preheat grill to high heat.

  • Thread 3 chicken pieces, 2 shallot quarters, and 2 sage leaves alternately onto each of 8 (8-inch) skewers. Coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle evenly with 3/4 teaspoon pepper and salt. Thread 6 fig halves onto each of 4 (8-inch) skewers, cut sides facing the same direction. Coat with cooking spray; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

  • Arrange chicken skewers on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 12 minutes, turning to brown all sides. Brush chicken skewers with half of wine mixture during final minute of cooking. Arrange fig skewers, cut side down, on grill rack; grill 3 minutes. Turn fig skewers over; grill 1 minute. Arrange skewers on a serving plate. Drizzle with remaining wine mixture; sprinkle with thyme leaves.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

477 calories; fat 10.6g; saturated fat 2g; mono fat 6.2g; poly fat 1.7g; protein 31g; carbohydrates 54g; fiber 5g; cholesterol 78mg; iron 2mg; sodium 380mg; calcium 105mg.