Honey-Grapefruit Chicken

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Serves: 4

Add some zip to your family meal by making this citrus pleaser. Choose a pink or red grapefruit, which are on the sweeter side, for this recipe.


1 pink grapefruit
2 tsp (10 mL) butter
2 tsp (10 mL) olive oil
6-8 boneless chicken thighs
1 tbsp (15 mL) honey
2 bay leaves
6 cloves garlic, whole cloves roasted garlic
1/3 cup (75 mL) low-sodium chicken broth, homemade or purchased
salt, to taste
pepper, freshly ground, to taste
cilantro, fresh, chopped, for garnish


1 On a work surface, remove the rind and pith from the grapefruit and use a knife to cut out the segments. Squeeze the juice from the fruit for the sauce after the segments have been removed and set aside.
2 Heat the butter and oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Brown the chicken thighs on both sides.
3 Add the honey, bay leaves, garlic and chicken broth.
4 Cover and cook on low heat about 30 minutes, occasionally turning the chicken thighs.
5 Five minutes before the chicken is done, add the grapefruit segments and reserved juice. Salt and pepper to taste.
6 Garnish with fresh cilantro.
7 Serve with orzo (rice-shaped pasta) and squash ribbons with garlic.