You are here: Home » Recipes » Chicken with Rosemary and Figs Chicken with Rosemary and Figs Yield 4 servings PrintEmail Ingredients 4 -- boneless, skinless chicken breasts3 tablespoons olive oil3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice1 sprig fresh rosemary15 -- dried figs2 cups dry white wine2 sprigs rosemary2 tablespoons butter1/2 cup heavy cream1/2 teaspoon kosher salt1 -- 5.2 ounce Garlic & Herb cheese spread1 teaspoon kosher salt3 tablespoons unsalted butter1/2 pound dried orzo pasta3 tablespoons olive oil3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice1/2 teaspoon kosher salt2 tablespoons finely chopped rosemaryLemon slices, fresh rosemary and fresh figs optional for garnish Instructions Place chicken breast in a ziptop plastic bag. Combine olive oil, 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, and rosemary. Pour over chicken. Seal bag and marinate, refrigerated, for 30 minutes Place figs, wine and 2 sprigs fresh rosemary in a small saucepan over low heat. Heat for 30 minutes to soften the figs. Remove and discard rosemary. Place figs and wine in a blender and blend until almost smooth. Return to saucepan and add butter, cream, salt and 1/4 cup preserves. Keep warm. Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Remove chicken from the marinade and discard marinade. Cut a slit, horizontally in each breast to within 3/4″ of the back of the breast Stuff each breast with 1/4 of the Garlic Herb cheese spread. Season with salt. Place chicken in prepared baking dish. Place in oven and bake 10 minutes. Melt 3 tablespoons of butter with 1/3 cup fig preserves in a small saucepan. After 10 minutes, brush the top of the chicken breast with preserve mixture. Continue to cook, until chicken is cooked through, about 25-35 minutes more, brushing with preserves every 10 minutes. Bring 4 quarts of salted water to a boil in a large saucepan. Cook the orzo pasta in boiling water for 10 minutes. Drain and place in bowl. Toss with olive oil, remaining 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice and salt. Add the finely chopped rosemary and toss well. Place orzo on serving plate and arrange cooked chicken breast on top. Drizzle with fig sauce. Garnish with fresh lemon slices, rosemary sprigs and wedges of fresh figs if available.