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Fig & Goat Cheese Focaccia Sandwich

The figs on our fig tree are finally ripe again and did I make focaccia, fig jam, and a roasted chicken JUST to make this sandwich? Yes. Yes I did.

Recipe Video Here!

Baking is not my forte whatsoever so I gave @_lacebakes_ Overnight Focaccia recipe a go and it turned out amazing so check that recipe out if you’re afraid of making bread like me!

I added figs from my fig tree, thyme from my garden, goat cheese, and @crucialfour mSalt to the top before I baked it and to be honest, I wouldn’t recommend doing what I did with the goat cheese because I winged it and it kind of got crunchy and mildly burnt? Que sera. It didn’t ruin the dish. There's definitely a better way to "stuff" focaccia with goat cheese, I just didn't do my research.

Fig & Goat Cheese Focaccia Sandwich


  • Overnight Focaccia

  • 12 small figs, divided, quartered (my figs are super small because my tree is a baby)

  • 2 Tablespoons fresh thyme sprigs

  • 1 Tablespoon mSalt

  • 2 oz goat cheese, room temperature

  • Juice of one orange

  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • Pinch of salt

  • 2 small roast chicken breasts, sliced into sandwich bites (I made my own, rotisserie chicken breasts would work great too!)

  • 2 Tablespoons honey


  1. Prepare focaccia according to the recipe linked, this is an overnight dough so prepare accordingly

  2. While the dough is resting on the counter the second day, prepare your fig jam by adding half of the figs to a small saute pan with balsamic, orange juice, and salt

  3. Cook on the lowest heat possible for about 15-20 minutes until it resembles jam, making sure to stir frequently, it's so easy

  4. Set jam aside to cool in the fridge

  5. Once you've dimpled your focaccia, evenly spread slices of figs and fresh thyme sprigs around the top; finally, sprinkle the mSalt and bake

  6. When the bread is cooled slice into even 5-6" squares and slice in half to make both ends of your sandwich

  7. Spread room temperature goat cheese on the bottom half of the bread and drizzle with about 1/2 Tablespoon of honey

  8. Arrange your sliced chicken breast on the goat cheese and spoon a good amount of the fig jam on top (I used all of this jam for just two sandwiches)

  9. Cut into triangles and dig in!

This sandwich is a bit of work but it's seriously delicious and I take delicious seriously. The fig jam is SO easy and you can use it on anything. Put it on your cheese board, add it to plain toast, thin it a bit and glaze a turkey or ham. I will be!

I'm a recent fig convert, I used to think they were bland but when they are cooked they are so unique, jammy, and wonderful. Now I know why my husband insisted on having a fig tree on the homestead!

I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you try it please tag me in your photo or stories on Instagram or TikTok @LizaHomesteads! I love seeing how my recipes work out for y'all!


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