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Grapefruit Glazed Chicken Breast

  • Author: Gregory Halpen
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 45 Minutes
  • Yield: 3 Chicken Breasts 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Tender juicy chicken breasts rubbed the right way with a special blend of spices coverd in a grapefruit glaze.


  • 3 large chicken breasts
  • 2 large ruby red grapefruit
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • a few sprigs of rosemary

Spice Rub

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon smoked parika
  • 1/2 teapoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and pepper


Rosemary Grapefruit Glaze

  • Cut both grapefruits in half, and squeeze all the juice and pulp directly into a small sauce pan.  Go ahead and dig some of that pulp out and add it in. Add in one sprig of rosemary.
  • Bring to a boil and let simmer for 10 minutes or until the juice and pulp have reduced into a simple syrup. Remove from heat and let cool. 

Chicken Breast Preparation

  1. Tenderize each chicken breat one at a time by placing each on between two sheets of plastic wrap, and lightly pounding them with a meat tenderizing mallot. Season all sides with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the spices and brown sugar. Rub all over the chicken breasts making sure you get every nook.
  3. Set the chicken breasts on a small baking sheet. Spread some of the glaze over the chicken breasts. Bake for 25 minutes. Brushing on more glaze every 10 minutes.
  4. Remove and let stand for 5 minutes before chowing down.

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