Blackened chicken with Grapefruit Dressing

Preparation Time: 12 mins
Notes: Macadamia nut oil is available from Available from

Blackened chicken with Grapefruit Dressing  

Serves 4

6 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
10 ml cayenne pepper
5 ml paprika
2.5 ml ground allspice
5 ml freshly ground black pepper
5 ml chopped fresh thyme leaves
4 x 180 g chicken breasts,

Grapefruit dressing

60 ml Macadamia nut oil
6 cloves garlic, crushed
2.5 ml ground cumin
juice of 1–2 grapefruits (you need about 180 ml)
segments of 1 grapefruitsalt and freshly ground black pepper 
1 Pkt of mixed Salad leaves to serve  


1. Preheat the grill.
2. To prepare the chicken, place the garlic, onion, spices and thyme into a food processor and blitz until it forms a purée.
3. Using a very small knife, make 3–4 insertions in each chicken breast, but do not cut all the way through.
4. Rub the purée all over the chicken breasts, then keep aside.
5. When the grill is hot, place the chicken into a grill pan and place on the lower grill shelf.
6. Cook the chicken for 7–8 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
7. Meanwhile, prepare the mojo dressing. heat the macadamia nut oil in a saucepan over a medium heat.
8. Add the garlic and cook for about 1 minute until fragrant – do not brown.
9. Add the cumin and mix in well.
10. Add the grapefruit juice and bring to a simmer for a couple of minutes.
11. Add the grapefruit segments and season to taste.
12. Serve the chicken with the hot or cold mojo dressing and a fresh salad.
Serves: 4
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