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Food: Pan-Fried Chicken with Ginger and Grapefruit

February 8, 2011

Someone recently mentioned to me that they make a chicken dish with grapefruit and ginger, and I was not impressed. I couldn’t really picture how the ginger would work with the fruit and the chicken, but when I tried my own version – recipe below – I was pleasantly surprised. The ginger wakes up pan-fried chicken, the grapefruit tarts up the avocado, and the whole thing just…works. Plus, it’s not time-consuming but is filling enough that you don’t really need any side dishes.

Pan-Fried Chicken with Ginger and Grapefruit
2 chicken cutlets
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup milk
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 avocado, diced
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
1 grapefruit, cut into supremes, juice reserved (cut grapefruit over a bowl)
salt and pepper, to taste

Melt butter over medium heat. Dredge chicken cutlets in milk and then breadcrumbs, then pan-fry over medium-low heat until cooked through (5-7 minutes).

Put avocado, ginger, and reserved grapefruit juice in a pan, bring heat to medium for 1-2 minutes, add a pinch of salt. You don’t really want this to cook, you just want the flavors to meld.

Top chicken with avocado mixture and grapefruit supremes. Voila.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 23, 2011 5:41 pm

    Interesting recipe. I’ve never heard of these combinations. My boyfriend doesn’t care for grapefruit very much — do you have a recommendation for a replacement?

    • bestthingslicedbread permalink*
      April 23, 2011 6:20 pm

      I bet an orange would be a fine substitute, with a spritz of lemon or lime for the sour element.

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