Grapefruit-Mint Chicken

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 16 mins


  1. Season the chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large heavy skillet, heat half the oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Add chicken and sear until well browned on both sides, about 3 minutes per side.
  4. Transfer chicken to a plate and tent with foil.
  5. Reduce heat to medium and add remaining oil to skillet.
  6. Add shallots and crushed red pepper.
  7. Cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. In a small bowl, whisk broth, grapefruit juice, half of the mint and the flour.
  10. Add to skillet.
  11. Cook, whisking, until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes.
  12. Return chicken and juices to skillet; reduce heat to low.
  13. Simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes.
  14. Transfer chicken to a warmed platter.
  15. Season sauce with salt and pepper and spoon over chicken.
  16. Garnish with the remaining mint.


Most Helpful

A friend made this recipe for me last night and it was delicious. It has an intriguing mix of flavors, but is not at all heavy. A great summer entree. And for the Weight Watchers out there, a serving is only 4 pts! Give it a try.

Linda FromSonoma May 21, 2003

What a lovely flavor! Never had grapefruit in a spicy dish except salad - this I'll definitely make again! Thanks for sharing! Made for Healthy Choices ABC.

Mia in Germany February 26, 2010

This was good! had an Asian food kind of taste. Husband liked it too!

reeona April 06, 2009

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