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Roasted Chicken With Fresh Figs and Onions

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“This recipe looked so good I wanted to save it before I lost it. I hope to try it soon. I found it in Longo's Experience magazine where it's part of an add for Maple Leaf Foods. It's a combination of sweet figs, carmelized onion and roast chicken. It's easy to make and looks good enough for company. Tip: To get a correct reading when using a thermometer, make sure it�s not touching any bone, and is inserted in the dark meat, which takes longer to cook.”
1hr 50mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the lemon rind, parsley, garlic, chopped rosemary, and olive oil. Coat the chicken with this mixture, and place the whole sprig of rosemary and half the lemon into the cavity of the chicken,and reserving half lemon for placing around pan when roasting.
  2. Place the chicken in a roasting pan and arrange the onion and remaining lemon half around it, sprinkling with the soy sauce and oil.
  3. (Optional: Add an additional quartered lemon to pan, to roast around the chicken, and add as a garnish to each serving.).
  4. Roast the chicken in a 375 degree F (190 degree C) oven for 45 minutes.
  5. Arrange the figs around the chicken, and continue to cook for about 30 to 45 minutes until done ,or when the temperature reaches 185 degrees F (85 degrees C) when measured with a thermometer in the thigh (see tip in recipe description).
  6. Discarding the half lemon and rosemary sprig; transfer the chicken, onions, and figs to a platter and serve garnished with fresh rosemary.

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