Chicken Drumsticks Baked in Fig Sauce

Afkhadh il-Dijaaj bil-Teen

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Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

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Another delicious dish prepared à la medieval Baghdadi cooking. Prunes can be substituted for figs. Skin is to be left on chicken for maximum flavor and for protection while cooking. Feel free to remove it before serving the dish.


  • 12 chicken drumsticks, with skin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon


  • Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C/gas mark 6.
  • Sprinkle drumsticks with salt and pepper and brown on both sides in heated oil in a big non-stick skillet, about 12 minutes. Remove drumsticks from skillet and arrange in a single layer in an ovenproof glass or cer