baked chicken in grapefruit marinade

This chicken recipe it is super easy to make!  Even though is very simple to put together, light on ingredients, and it is packed with flavor. I use no oil in this marinade.  If your watching your weight or trying to eat healthy without sacrificing flavor, this chicken is a great accomplishment to any sensible meal.

You have probably read me mention The Produce Box,  a service that delivers fresh and local produce to my house once per week. Sometimes I forget to select a specific box and I get a pleasant surprise. Just like I did this week with a beautiful grapefruit.

I figured, what better way to use the grapefruit, than in a marinade to make baked chicken. Keep in mind, if you don’t have chicken, this marinade also works well in pork chops.

I love the flavor that grapefruit infuses into the chicken. It is citrusy, a little sweet mixed in with the sour.  If for some reason you can’t find grapefruit or they are out of season, you can use a mixture of half lemon juice and half orange juice for a similar effect.


  • 2 to 4 Chicken Breasts


  • 1 large Grapefruit
  • 1 teaspoon of Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of Sage
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Place chicken breasts in a bowl.
  2. Squeeze juice from grapefruit.
  3. Pour into bowl along with garlic, oregano, sage, salt and pepper.
  4. Marinate chicken, covered, in refrigerator for a least two hours.  Overnight if you can.
  5. Bake at 450 degrees for 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

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