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Pan-Roasted Grapefruit Chicken with Thyme Jus

Total Time
55 min
Prep
30 min
Cook
25 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
The chicken's marinade becomes the base for a delicious sauce.
Ingredients

pink grapefruit juice

8 fl oz, from 1 large Ruby Red or other pink grapefruit

grapefruit(s)

1 large, Ruby Red variety (for chopping - you need 2 grapefruits total for this recipe)

Dijon Mustard

2 Tbsp

honey

1 Tbsp

fresh thyme

1 Tbsp, leaves

uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast

1¼ pound(s), four 5 oz pieces

uncooked Brussels sprouts

2 cup(s), halved (about 7 1/2 oz)

uncooked carrot(s)

2 medium, peeled, thickly sliced

olive oil

1 Tbsp

kosher salt

½ tsp, or to taste

black pepper

¼ tsp, or to taste

uncooked kale

2 cup(s), chopped

uncooked shallot(s)

2 large, thinly sliced

plain fat free Greek yogurt

½ cup(s)

Instructions

  1. Stir together grapefruit juice, mustard, honey, and thyme in a large rimmed, glass dish. Arrange chicken in a single layer; turn to coat, and set aside for 30 minutes. Peel and dice grapefruit; set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  3. In a medium baking dish, toss together Brussels sprouts, carrots, oil, salt, and pepper; roast 10 minutes.
  4. While vegetables begin to roast, sear chicken. Heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Remove chicken from marinade (reserve marinade), and sear chicken, top side down, 1-2 minutes. Flip and cook 1 minute more (do in two batches if necessary). Remove from heat.  Remove roasting pan from oven; stir vegetables and top with kale. Arrange chicken over vegetables; roast until chicken is cooked through (should be an internal temperature of 165°F), about 10-12 minutes.
  5. Remove baking dish from oven; stir vegetables; add kale; set chicken on top. Roast until chicken is cooked through (165F), about 10-12 minutes.
  6. Reheat sauté pan to high heat; add shallots and sauté for 30 seconds. Add reserved marinade; boil 1-2 minutes (to kill bacteria). Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce is reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; whisk in yogurt. Fold in diced grapefruit and season to taste (optional); serve over chicken and vegetables.
  7. Serving size: 4 oz chicken, 1/2 c vegetables and 3 ½ Tbsp sauce

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