Chicken with fig sauce

Chicken with fig sauce

I found this recipe from Mark Bittman’s blog a few weeks ago and thought, hmm this would taste good, and it sounds like it’d be pretty cheap too. Ah: gourmet on a budget.

This chicken tasted better than I thought it would, I was afraid the sweet would overwhelm the dish, but it doesn’t. It was exotic, complex, spicy, smoky, different, and interesting. The sweet hits your palate when you first take a bite, and then the spicy from the cayenne hits you at the finish. This recipe is totally a keeper. Plus, it takes 20-30 minutes to make, so not only is it cheap and good, it’s fast to make.

Budget: $10, serves approximately 4, so $2 a serving.

Recipe details after the jump.

A regular feature in which I cook cheap, gourmet dishes.