Chicken w/ Ginger, Broccoli & Grapefruit

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This recipe is an excellent source for vitamins A, B3, B6, and C!

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  • Prep Time: 25 minutes

Main Dishes

Serves: 4
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 1 1/4
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1 Tbsp canola oil

1 piece (2"x1") fresh ginger, cut into matchstick strips

1 lb boneless chicken breasts, cut crosswise into 1/2" strips 

3 cups broccoli florets

1/2 cup (4 oz) chicken broth, low-sodium

1/4 cup (2 oz) 100% grapefruit juice

3 Tbsp soy sauce, low-sodium

1 tsp cornstarch

1 1/2 cup grapefruit sections 


  1. In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook ginger, stirring occasionally until golden brown, 2-3 minutes.
  2. With slotted spoon, remove ginger, set aside.
  3. Increase heat to medium-high and add chicken. Stir constantly, cooking until no longer pink. Remove and set aside. Add broccoli with 1/4 cup water. Cook until tender crisp. Return chicken to skillet, add broth, grapefruit juice, and soy sauce.
  4. In a small cup, combine cornstarch with 1 Tbsp cold water until cornstarch is dissolved. Add cornstarch mixture to skillet. Cook, stirring frequently until mixture boils and thickens slightly. Add grapefruit sections and ginger and heat through. Serve.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    210
  • Carbohydrates:    13g
  • Total Fat:    6g
  • Cholesterol:    65mg
  • Saturated Fat:   1g
  • Dietary Fiber:    3g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    26%
  • Sodium:    540 mg
  • Protein:    26g
  • Recipe Credit
  • Recipe adapted from the University of Florida/IFAS Sarasota County Extension.



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