Pan-Seared Chicken with Grapefruit Cream Sauce
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (either whole, or 2 large chicken breasts cut in half)
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
½ cup freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
1 tablespoon pink grapefruit zest
2 tablespoons of Marie Sharp’s Grapefruit Habanero sauce
½ cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons cream cheese
¼ cup white wine
Salt to taste
¼ teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
¼ teaspoon sugar
1. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken breast with salt. Melt the butter in a stainless steel skillet over medium heat. Fry the chicken on both sides until browned, about 4 minutes on each side. Add the grapefruit juice , Marie Sharps grapefruit hot sauce and zest. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered for 10 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink in the center. Transfer the chicken to a plate, cover with aluminum foil and place in a warmed oven until ready to serve.
2. Next, add the heavy cream, cream cheese, white wine, white pepper and sugar to the pan. Boil the sauce for 3-4 minutes or until the sauce has thickened slightly. Add salt to taste.
3. Arrange the chicken breasts on a serving platter. Drizzle sauce over the chicken and garnish with fresh slices of pink grapefruit and a few sprigs of fresh parsley.
4. Serving recommendation: Serve with pasta or rice.