Last week Ali and Tom from The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen posted a Balsamic Roasted Chicken with Figs and Sweet Onions. I immediately knew I was going to give this a try. It looked amazing. I don’t have a lot of time in the kitchen with soccer season and driving for hours on end. Also, when I’m trying to do more than one thing at a time to catch up, I tend to leave the kitchen and forget I’m cooking. Not a good combination. I know in the fall it better be a quick meal or cooked in the crockpot during the week or we’re not eating.
I finally got to cook this meal. I however cooked mine in the crockpot instead of roasting it in the oven. I’m not much on measuring but I can tell you I only used 2 onions and for me I would have wanted more. I like a bite of onion and fig with chicken. I also used 1 package of fresh mission figs. I didn’t know if anyone would actually eat the figs in addition to them giving the chicken a great sweetness so I didn’t want too many. Had just enough.
I also added just a little water so I could have a sauce to serve with the meal. I only had about 5 minutes to prepare this for the crockpot so things were flying fast. I cut up the onions into quarters, cut some rosemary from the garden, washed the figs and the chicken and then stuffed a few onions and rosemary sprigs into the bird. Tossed it into the crockpot on top of a couple of sprigs of rosemary. Then I added the rest of the onions and figs. I doused it with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper and snuck in a bay leaf. Without hitting the chicken I added about 1/2 cup of water. Then I put the lid on and set it on low for 4-6 hours.
When I got home I put some fingerling potatoes on the stove and haricot verts. The best part was after pulling this bird and it’s pool buddies out of the crockpot, I had an amazing sauce that I spooned over the plate. The taste was amazing. Oh and it was ready in a snap with no burning pans.
Thank you Ali for this great recipe and yes, it works great in the crockpot!
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