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Caramelized Fig-Onion-Kale Saute

  • Author: Caitlin
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 10 dried mission figs (about 1 cup)
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2-3.5 cups chicken broth, preferably unsalted (or vegetable broth)
  • 1/41/3 cup walnuts or sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1/21 bunch kale, roughly chopped
  • salt to taste
  • optional: 1 cup cooked wild rice, quinoa, or shredded chicken


  1. Melt butter in very large, deep-dish sauce pan and add onions. Caramelize for about 20-30 minutes over low heat.
  2. Add 1 cup chicken broth and chopped figs.
  3. Caramelize this together until broth is mostly evaporated, then add 1 more cup broth. Repeat until all chicken broth is mostly evaporated and figs and onions are dark and sweet.
  4. With just a little broth left in the pan, mix in shredded chicken (optional) and add chopped kale and nuts. Cover and let steam for about five minutes.
  5. Add 1/2 cup more broth if necessary, stir together, and serve.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Entree, Side Dish
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