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    Grapefruit Chicken

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    1 hrs 40 mins

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    1 hrs 30 mins

    BothFex's Note:

    A ridiculously easy dish! If you want to complicate things a bit more you can brine the bird afore hand.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350*.
    2. 2
      Remove neck and the rest of the organ"prize package" from the inside of the bird.
    3. 3
      Discard or save for a later use (like stock).
    4. 4
      Rinse bird.
    5. 5
      Pat dry.
    6. 6
      Rub olive oil all over bird.
    7. 7
      Salt and pepper to taste.
    8. 8
      Place onion slices in a roasting pan and place bird on slices.
    9. 9
      Cut grapefruit in half.
    10. 10
      Squeeze one half over bird.
    11. 11
      Place used half of grapefruit in the cavity of the bird and tie legs together.
    12. 12
      You can also fold the bird's wings back at this point if you want to.
    13. 13
      Cook bird for about an hour and 15 minutes to an hour and a half or until leg joint is loose and juices run clear.
    14. 14
      While bird is cooking use the other half of the grapefruit to"baste" the chicken.
    15. 15
      If the chicken begins to get too dark (this can happen because of all the natural sugar in the grapefruit) cover loosely with foil.
    16. 16
      When finished cooking.
    17. 17
      Let it sit and rest for five minutes.
    18. 18
      Then carve away!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 25, 2003


      Hey! We made this as one of the choices on Christmas Eve- doubling it (using two chickens). They turned out wonderful! The little ones actually ate the main dish this year! Also, we made gravy using the juices and it turned out great as well. The chicken was tender and very flavorful. Thanks!

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    • on November 25, 2003


      I was surprised at how well this recipe turned out. The skin was nice and crispy, the meat was tender and delicious. I was worried that it might taste "fruity" or sweet but I didn't notice any particular taste I would identify as "grapefruit". One thing that bothered me was that squeezing on the grapefruit juice after applying the salt and pepper washed some of it off. For future reference: I followed the recipe exactly, "basting" with the grapefruit about every 30 minutes. This is a good basic recipe for baking whole chicken.

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    • on June 23, 2012


      Wonderfully moist and tasty chicken! I only used a breast on the bone and added some rosemary and garlic cloves as well as potatoes to the baking dish. The whole house smelled heavenly and the grapefruit juice together with the onions and garlic made a lovely pan sauce. Will make again, thanks for posting! Made and reviewed for the Spanish/Portuguese Forum ~El Pomelo - June 2012~.

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    Nutritional Facts for Grapefruit Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (682 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 791.5
    Calories from Fat 427
    Total Fat 47.4 g
    Saturated Fat 13.1 g
    Cholesterol 339.3 mg
    Sodium 209.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 29.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
    Sugars 4.6 g
    Protein 60.3 g

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