Grapefruit-Mint Chicken

Grapefruit-Mint Chicken

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From: EatingWell Magazine, March 1998

Tart grapefruit juice and fresh mint invigorate the taste buds.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, (1-1¼ pounds total), trimmed
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • ¼ cup finely chopped shallots
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • ½ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ cup ruby-red grapefruit juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint, divided
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour


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  1. Season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat 1½ teaspoons oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and sear until well browned, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a plate and tent with foil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium. Add the remaining 1½ teaspoons oil to the pan. Add shallots and red pepper. Cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Whisk broth, grapefruit juice, 1 tablespoon mint and flour in a small bowl. Add to the pan. Cook, whisking, until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes.
  3. Return the chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan; reduce heat to low. Simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a warmed platter. Season the sauce with salt and pepper and spoon over the chicken. Garnish with the remaining 1 tablespoon mint.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 181 calories; 6 g fat(1 g sat); 0 g fiber; 6 g carbohydrates; 24 g protein; 13 mcg folate; 63 mg cholesterol; 0 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 433 IU vitamin A; 13 mg vitamin C; 24 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 199 mg sodium; 315 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (22% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 3 lean meat, ½ fat

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