Seared Chicken Breast with Grapefruit-Mint Sauce
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 4 chicken breasts (skinned & halved)
  2. salt & fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
  3. olive oil (for cooking)
  4. 5 shallots (chopped)
  5. 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  6. 1/2 tbsp chopped fresh mint (for garnishing)
For sauce
  1. 1/2 cup (120 ml) chicken broth
  2. 1/2 cup (120 ml) grapefruit juice
  3. 2 tsps all-purpose flour
  4. 1/2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  5. salt & pepper (to taste)
Instructions
  1. Preheat some olive oil over medium-high heat in a large heavy skillet.
  2. Season the chicken breasts to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Sear the seasoned chicken breasts for a few minutes for each side until well browned. Cover and set aside to keep warm.
  4. Add a little more olive oil to the skillet, then cook chopped shallot and crushed red pepper for a few minutes. Off the heat.
  5. Mix the ingredients for sauce in a bowl, whisk to combine.
  6. Reheat the skillet to medium heat, then cook the sauce until slightly thickened.
  7. Return the seared chicken breasts to the skillet.
  8. Reduce heat to low and simmer the chicken until cooked through.
  9. Serve the chicken on a platter with the sauce.
  10. Garnish with the remaining mint.
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