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  • Preparation Time

    5 minutes
  • Cooking Time

    10 minutes
  • Difficulty Rating

    1
  • Serves

    4

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup / 5 oz / 135 gm boneless, skinless chicken, cubed
  2. 4 Tbsp / 60 ml grapefruit juice
  3. 2 cups / 4 oz / 100 gm lettuce, shredded or torn
  4. 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
  5. 1 cucumber, julienned
  6. 1 carrot, sliced
  7. 1 tsp / 5 ml garlic paste
  8. 2 Tbsp / 30 ml olive oil

Directions

  1. Marinate chicken with ½ of the grapefruit juice, ground black pepper , salt and garlic paste. Set aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Grill chicken on charcoal or in a grill pan till tender.
  3. Arrange the lettuce, cucumber, carrots and tomatoes on a plate.Make dressing by crushing cumin seed in a mortar with olive oil, adding the remaining grapefruit juice, and mixing well.
  4. Top with chicken, drizzle with dressing, and serve immediately
  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Exchanges per Serving: 1 Protein, 1 Fat, 1 Veg

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Comments 22

    • Profile photo of Ossie-Sharon

      Hi, ,Trimclub2, and welcome! We favor whole food type dressings, such as olive oil, citrus juice and/or vinegar, and you can use your “fat” exchange for that, if you wish. If you like something creamier, yogurt or kefir can be a great addition (in those small amounts, they are “free” as well). You can also just use the juice/vinegar and seasonings in the “free” food list (see the personal Menu Planner for this button).

  1. Profile photo of Sfrankie

    The recipe calls for one cup of chicken, then mix with the lettuce, tomatoes, ect…I thought that was your meal. Are you telling me that mixed with the lettuce and all,that your only suppose to eat one cup? That truly doesn’t seem right. Is that even enough to sustain life? Lol Did I misunderstand?

  2. Profile photo of Ossie-Sharon

    Hi, George. Alternatives to grapefruit vary according to the recipe. In this one here, you can substitute lemon juice, and that would be fine.
    Regarding peanut oil, we do not recommend it, as it is high in omega-6 fatty acids, of which the amounts are too high in the modern western diet. We favor extra-virgin olive oil, nut oils such as almond, hazelnut, or macadamia, and even chia, flax, and avocado oils.

  3. Profile photo of 2georgekb

    I’m a transplant patient and due to the meds I take, I can’t have any grapefruit product. Can you recommend an alternative. Also, I’ve a question regarding oils for cooking. Can you comment on peanut oil?
    Best!
    George

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