I saw this recipe and thought to myself... hhmmmm.. grapefruit glaze.. why didn't I think of that before? I mean I've had lime chicken, I've had lemon chicken... why didn't grapefruit ever enter my mind? Oh well.. it's there now and to be honest, it wasn't as great as I thought it would be. It was good... I mean it's at least edible or I wouldn't be posting it... but it just didn't hit that mark I was looking for. What was wrong with it? I don't know.. it lacked something.. what exactly, I'm not sure... but if you decide to try this, I'd love to hear what you think. I did, however, decide to throw together a little sauce to go with it... I mean, you can never go wrong with sauce, right??? And...that did help with making the chicken a bit more tasty :)
Grilled Chicken Breasts with Grapefruit Glaze
Adapted from Food and Wine
- Serves 2 -
1/2 cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
1 teaspoon grapefruit zest
1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
2 Tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1.4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
For the sauce -
3 Tablespoons mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon grapefruit juice
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
In a bowl or measuring cup, mix together the 1/2 cup grapefruit juice, zest, olive oil, honey, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes until well combined. Remove half of the mixture, cover and place in refrigerator until about 30minutes before you are ready to grill the chicken. At that point, allow to sit at room temperature until ready to glaze chicken with. Place the chicken in a resealable bag and pour the remaining grapefruit mixture over the chicken. Seal the bag and place in refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
To make the sauce: Mix all the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl until well combined. Cover and place in refrigerator until ready to use.
Preheat the grill to 375 degrees F. Clean and oil grill grates. Remove chicken from the bag and discard the marinade. Place chicken over direct heat, brushing frequently with the reserved glaze, for 8 minutes. Turn the chicken and brush frequently with the glaze for another 8-10 minutes or until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Remove from grill and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Serve with sauce and enjoy!
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