Chicken with fresh figs and balsamic
I find it hard to resist the fresh Brown Turkey Figs when they come into season mid autumn. I like using fresh figs in savory dishes. Their texture is both chewy and silky at the same time and there is a slight crunchiness from the seeds. They are meaty like mushrooms when cooked down. I made a pan sauce using diced figs, onion, balsamic vinegar, red wine and a small amount of honey to balance the acidity from the vinegar.
Fig and Balsamic Chicken, Jasmine Rice and Rainbow Chard
Arthritis Kitchen Tip – Increase the absorption of minerals. This meal had several health benefits going for it. Figs are high in fiber calcium and potassium, the chard is a super star on the vitamin scale with high levels of vitamin K, A and C. And, the surprise health star of the meal is the vinegar. The acid in vinegars increase the body’s ability to absorb minerals from food. This qualifies this meal as an Arthritis Kitchen favorite for the vitamins, minerals and delicious taste.