This is a simple and elegant preparation for boneless, skinless chicken breast.
What to buy: Fresh figs can be found in grocery stores during the summer and early fall. Otherwise substitute dried figs by slicing them in half and adding them to the port reduction when the chicken broth is added.
Beverage pairing: Qupé Marsanne, California. Marsanne makes wines with good weight, but also good acidity and subtle, unprepossessing flavors of white peaches and jasmine. It’s lovely with something equally humble like chicken, especially when accented with thyme, the sharpness of chèvre, and the richness of figs.