A sticky sweet and tangy sauce coats this cast iron skillet chicken! This dish will be a huge hit in your house and you will love using your cast iron skillet in no time!

Fig and Rosemary Glazed Skillet Chicken

The sticky sweet and tangy sauce of this skillet chicken is a hit on the dinner table!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Calories 378kcal
Author Julie Wampler


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 sprigs rosemary, destemmed and minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 fryer chicken, broken into 6 or 8 pieces (I just used 6 drumsticks and 2 thighs both with skins on)

For the sauce

  • 1/2 cup balsamic glaze
  • 1/2 cup fig preserves


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a small bowl, mix together butter with half the garlic, half the rosemary, half the salt, and half the pepper. 
  • Place chicken into a 9-inch cast iron skillet then rub the butter on the outside of the chicken pieces.
  • Put in the oven to begin roasting. In the meantime, whisk together balsamic glaze, fig preserves, the remainder of the garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper.
  • Pull the chicken out of the oven and brush majority of the sauce on the chicken. Place back in the oven to cook and baste the chicken with the sauce in the pan every 10 minutes or so. 
  • Cook until chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit, about 25 minutes. Pour remainder sauce on top then place skillet aside to cool before serving.


Nutrition Facts
Fig and Rosemary Glazed Skillet Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 378 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 19g38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 17g | Sugar: 21g