Chicken, Fig, and Pancetta Bites

  • Yield : 8 party servings
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 20m
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  • 12 fresh or dried figs, split
  • 2 pounds chicken breast tenderloins or boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • A drizzle balsamic vinegar
  • A drizzle extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 24 slices pancetta, available at deli counter
  • 1 package 3 or 4-inch wooden party picks


Step 1

If using fresh figs proceed to the preheat instructions. If using dried figs, place a small pan of water on stove and bring to a simmer. Add figs and plump them in water for 5 minutes. Drain and cool.

Step 2

Preheat griddle or grill pan over medium to high heat.

Step 3

Cut chicken into large chunks: cut a tenderloin in half or cut a thigh into 3 chunks. Drizzle chicken with balsamic and oil and toss to coat. Wash hands and season chicken with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Place a half fig on each piece of chicken and wrap with 1 slice of pancetta. Skewer to secure and place on grill. Wash hands again. Grill chicken bites 4 to 5 minutes on each side.

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