Take-out Tuesday, Figgy Pistachio Chicken with Balsamic Glaze

This dish got rave reviews from HHjr, he proclaimed it an amazing combo of flavors and contrasts…


Pretty fancy for Take-out Tuesday, right?

But guess what, I made this after a long hot day of running around town when cooking was the last thing I wanted to do…

But, dinner was my turn that night and I had been talking up this dish


I had it prepped and ready for the oven in 15 short minutes  🎉

I wish I could take credit for this unique and tasty dish but I adapted this recipe from one I found on Iowa Girl Eats


She used boneless breasts and cut a pocket in them and stuffed them


I decided that was entirely too much trouble  to take a short cut and use chicken tenders


Sauté the chicken tenders in a little butter and olive oil over medium high heat to get both sides golden, and season them with salt and pepper


They don’t have to be cooked through, they will finish cooking in the oven later.  Remove them from the pan and set aside while you make the filling


Mix chopped figs and pistachios into the chèvre, or goat cheese


Season with garlic and onion powders


Add jam to the skillet the chicken was cooked in and let it melt down into the remaining pan juices


Add balsamic glaze and stir to combine.  Set sauce aside


Place half the chicken into a greased baking dish, choosing a dish that will keep chicken close together during baking to keep filling in place


Top chicken with goat cheese mixture


Then remaining chicken


Be sure to reserve some glaze and nuts for finishing after baking


Ready for the oven


Garnished and ready for serving


Figgy Pistachio Chicken with Balsamic Glaze

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 3


  • 6 chicken tenders about 1 lb chicken
  • 4 oz chèvre* {goat cheese} softened
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachio nuts divided
  • 1/3 cup chopped dried figs about 4-5 figs
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 T butter
  • 1 T olive oil
  • Fig Glaze
  • 1/4 cup fig jam
  • 1/4 cup wine wine or chicken broth {I used Chardonnay}
  • 2-3 T balsamic glaze
  • 1 tsp butter


  • 1 tsp butter
  • Mix chèvre with nuts, figs, onion and garlic powders in a small bowl.
  • Melt butter with olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper and place in skillet. Let cook 3 minutes or until starting to brown, turn over and quickly brown other side. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
  • Prepare glaze by adding jam and wine to hot skillet the chicken was browned in, and stir to combine and melt jam. Add balsamic glaze and stir. Taste and adjust porportions if desired. Keep warm.
  • Place 3 chicken tenders in a small greased baking dish, close together. Top with a thick layer of the goat cheese mixture. Place remaining tenders on top. Drizzle with 1/2 sauce.
  • Refrigerate covered at the point until ready to finish cooking. Preheat oven to 350 and place covered dish in oven and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and continue to bake until golden.
  • Warm reserved sauce, adding 1 tsp of butter. Drizzle over chicken before serving and sprinkle with reserved pistachios
Keyword Chicken with Balsamic Glaze, Chicken with goat cheese and pistachios, Fig & Pistachio Chicken, Stuffed chicken

We had ours with Broccoli Candy on the side


Take-out Tuesday turned into Gourmet Saturday!


This is Autumn Tablescape Blog Hop week hosted by Chloe of Celebrate and Decorate, you don’t want to miss any of these fabulous fall tables!  My table will be coming up on Thursday


Everyday Living | My Kentucky Living Blog | Starfish Cottage | Up To Date Interiors | Twelve on Main 

Life and Linda | CoziNest | Ramblings of a Southern Girl | The Little Yellow Corner Store | Celebrate & Decorate | Casa Watkins Living

Home is Where the Boat Is |  Belle Bleu Interiors | Dining Delight | Rustic & Refined | Sweet Sensations

PANOPLY | The Painted Apron | Exquisitely Unremarkable | Flourish & Knot | Little Bits of Home

Bluesky Kitchen | Farmhouse 40 | Designthusiasm | Red Cottage Chronicles | OMG Lifestyle Blog | Knock It Off Kim 

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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Celebrate and DecorateRustic and Refined,

Between Naps on the Porch, Coastal Charm, Cooking and Crafting with J&JThe Scoop,   A Stroll Thru Life 

Tickle My TastebudsWow Us Wednesday

Full Plate ThursdayWork it Wednesday

Poofing the Pillows,  Get Your DIY On

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14 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Figgy Pistachio Chicken with Balsamic Glaze”
  1. Jodi says:

    Oh this is right up my alley. Can’t wait to try it. 👍👍👍👍

  2. This makes my mouth water with the combination of ingredients used and HHjr’s endorsement. It sounds delicious!

  3. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    I’ve been pondering over an appropriately fancy, yet easy main course for company. This’ll do! Now, can you come over and cook it for me?

  4. What yummy recipes and to use figs. My neighbor has figs and I gathered enough to make some fruit balls rolled in coconut.
    Would love to have you drop by and share your blog this week on my WW.
    Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday
    Have a great week! 🙂

  5. Oh how easy and elegant! Will have to try this one.

  6. lulu says:

    Anything with pistachios the hubby is going to like so I will have to put this on the menu. Me, I go for figs so it’s a perfect marriage.

  7. Mary says:

    This looks so good Jenna~ we love all these flavors! I just saw fresh figs at Whole Foods last week and I could eat fig jam by the spoonful 🙂 Looking forward to seeing your table on Thursday!

  8. Another recipe that tugged at my taste buds…I love figs and pistachios!…a recipe for my book!!!

  9. Michelle says:

    Sounds crazy good!
    I love the idea of buying chicken tenders great layered dish!

  10. Helen Adams says:

    What a fantastic combination, this looks fabulous! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

  11. Emily says:

    Oh my goodness Jenna, this recipe looks delicious! I love anything prepared with balsamic glaze and the combinations of the ingredients it has to be one I will love. Perfect autumn recipe.

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