Chicken, Fig, and Pancetta Bites

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 8 party servings
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Ingredients

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

Directions

  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.
  2. Preheat griddle or grill pan over medium to high heat.
  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.
  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.