Grapefruit-Mint Chicken

Tart grapefruit juice and fresh mint invigorate the taste buds.

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Grapefruit-Mint Chicken

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


    Prep: 25 min Total: 30 min (Quick)
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    • 1

      Season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat 1 1/2 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 1 1/2 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.

    nutritional information

    0 g
    6 g
    Saturated Fat:
    1 g
    6 g
    24 g
    199 mg
    Monounsaturated Fat:
    4 g
    3 lean meat, 1/2 fat
    63 g
    Carbohydrate Servings:
    314 mg
    Nutrition Bonus:
    Selenium (29% daily value), Vitamin C (22% dv).
    Added Sugars:
    0 g
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