Easy Vegan Chicken with Fig Sauce

Normally I love getting engrossed in a recipe, maybe even spending multiple minutes (possibly even hours) in the kitchen. But not lately. Here’s a recipe that’s been enabling my recent minimal-kitchen-time tantrums: easy Vegan Chicken with Fig Sauce. It’s ready in 30 minutes or less.

If you’re like me and wanting easy vegan recipes, you might enjoy my Vegan Chicken Taquitos or my Vegan Cobb Salad.

A spoon drizzles fig sauce over vegan chicken patties, on a plate with salad and glazed carrots.

Confession time. When I learned that Oprah bought Weight Watchers, I immediately subscribed to the Weight Watchers Magazine. I don’t know why. It’s not as if I follow along with the whole WW program. Personally, I’m more into finding ways to eat mindfully as Dr. Michelle May and I discussed.

Well, whatever the reason, I subscribed to Weight Watchers Magazine. That’s where I saw a recipe for some slab of meat covered in Fig Sauce. I thought, “I can do that.”

I don’t mean that that.

I mean, I can create a vegan version of that recipe. So I did.

A plate holds vegan chicken with fig sauce sitting next to salad and glazed carrots.

The Best Vegan Chicken with Fig Sauce

There’s a vegan, gluten-free chicken patty, sautéed until browned in a pan, and then smothered with a delicious fig sauce. All in all, this recipe took around 20-25 minutes to prepare. Perfect!

You can play around with this recipe, add some things, take others away. Here are some adaptions:

  • You can add a little vegan mayo to the fig sauce
  • Add a slice of vegan cheese over the vegan chicken patties
  • Try some caramelized onions on top
  • A dollop of sweet mustard might be good too
  • How about you sprinkle the top with some Tempeh Bacon?

Want to know what to serve on the side? This Vegan Chicken with Fig Sauce would go perfectly with Brussels Sprouts Slaw or Vegan Broccoli Salad. We served it with some cooked baby carrots and a salad.

Fig sauce on top of a vegan chicken patty.

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Vegan Chicken with Fig Sace

Vegan Chicken with Fig Sauce

Enjoy this easy Vegan Chicken with Fig Sauce, made in 30 minutes or less with minimal ingredients. You’ll want to make it on repeat!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vegan Chicken with Fig Sauce
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 371kcal
Author: Namely Marly


  • 1 package Gardein Chicken Patties thawed*
  • 2 – 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 tablespoon white wine optional
  • ½ – 1 teaspoon Better than Bouillon No Chicken Base**
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons fig jam


  • Pour olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add vegan chicken patties and cook until browned on both sides. Transfer to a plate and cover with a lid to keep warm.
  • In the same skillet add the onions and cook until tender, about 3 minutes. Add the wine to the skillet and use that to help scrape up browned bits on the pan.
  • Add the broth, water and jam to the skillet. Stir to combine. Add more jam or water to create the desired consistency.
  • Serve the prepared Vegan Chicken Patties drizzled with fig sauce.


* I buy Gardein products at our Natural Grocers. You can also find them at Target. ** I buy this at amazon. Here’s a link: http://amzn.to/2dbZdII Also, you can sub 1/4 cup vegetable broth for the bouillon plus water listed above.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Chicken with Fig Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 371 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 120mg40%
Sodium 115mg5%
Potassium 317mg9%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 225IU5%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

If you’re into vegan chicken recipes, then try this Vegan Chicken Sandwich sandwich!

Whatever vegan chicken dish is delighting you, enjoy!

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