Fig-Balsamic Chicken with Mashed Potatoes & Roasted Cauliflower
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Fig-Balsamic Chicken

with Mashed Potatoes & Roasted Cauliflower

40 MIN
4 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

In this hearty recipe, a rich, bright, and fruity pan sauce elevates our simple seared chicken and rustic mashed potatoes. A colorful duo of roasted cauliflower and red onion rounds out the dish.
6 Points value per serving
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Dietary Information Wellness

This meal was designed in collaboration with nutritionists with your holistic health in mind.

WW Recommended Carb Conscious 600 Calories Or Less
  • Nutrition
  • Calories
    540 Cals (est.)
Fig-Balsamic Chicken with Mashed Potatoes & Roasted Cauliflower
  • 4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1¼ lbs Potatoes
  • 2 Tbsps Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsps Fig Spread
  • 1 oz Salted Butter
  • 2½ Tbsps Chicken Demi-Glace
  • ¼ cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp Weeknight Hero Spice Blend (Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Smoked Paprika & Whole Dried Parsley)
  • 1 head Romanesco Cauliflower
  • 1 Red Onion

Tips from Home Chefs

Prepare the ingredients
1 Prepare the ingredients

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut out and discard the core of the cauliflower; cut into small florets. Halve and peel the onion; cut into 1-inch-wide wedges. Place in a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Medium dice the potatoes.

2 Roast the vegetables

Line a sheet pan with foil. Place the cauliflower florets on the foil. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and the spice blend; toss to coat. Arrange in an even layer on one side of the sheet pan. Roast 10 minutes. Leaving the oven on, remove from the oven. Carefully add the seasoned onion to the other side of the sheet pan. Return to the oven and roast 12 to 14 minutes, or until the vegetables are lightly browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven.

Roast the vegetables
Cook & mash the potatoes
3 Cook & mash the potatoes

Meanwhile, add the diced potatoes to the pot of boiling water. Cook 17 to 19 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a fork. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. Add the buttermilk and 2 tablespoons of olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Using a fork or potato masher, mash to your desired consistency. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Cover to keep warm.

4 Cook the chicken

Meanwhile, pat the chicken dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper on both sides. In a large pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned chicken. Cook 6 to 7 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through.* Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a cutting board.

*The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 165°F for chicken.

Cook the chicken
Make the sauce
5 Make the sauce

To the pan of reserved fond, add the vinegar, demi-glace, fig spread, and 1/4 cup of water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook on medium-high, stirring frequently and scraping up any fond, 2 to 3 minutes, or until thoroughly combined. Turn off the heat and stir in the butter until melted and combined. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

6 Slice the chicken & serve your dish

Slice the cooked chicken crosswise. Serve the sliced chicken with the mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables. Top the chicken and potatoes with the sauce. Enjoy!

Slice the chicken & serve your dish
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