Grilled Chicken Tacos with Rio Star Grapefruit Glaze

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Grapefruit Glaze

Disclosure: I received a gift card to purchase ingredients for this recipe. All opinions and photos are my own.

When I attended the grapefruit cooking class with TexaSweet Citrus Council and Central Market earlier this month, one of the recipes that we made was some glazed grilled shrimp. I am not a seafood person — shrimp grosses me out. But the idea of the glaze sounded so good to me that I decided to adapt the recipe to make Grilled Chicken Tacos with Rio Star Grapefruit Glaze.

This was the perfect meal for dinner. I served the tacos with Texas Citrus Salsa, which complimented them so well. Add some Texas-shaped chips and you’ve got the perfect Texas Grapefruit-inspired Dinner!

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Rio Star Grapefruit Glaze
Adapted From: TexaSweet

2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1 tsp grapefruit zest
1/2 c fresh Rio Star Grapefruit juice
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp honey
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
8 flour tortillas
1 c shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Texas Citrus Salsa for garnish


In a small bowl, stir together the garlic, zest, grapefruit juice, olive oil, honey, salt and pepper. Add the chicken breasts to a large Ziploc bag and pour in the marinade. Refrigerate for one-three hours.

Light your grill. If you don’t have one (like me), you can use a grill pan on top of the stove.

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Once it’s hot, add the chicken breasts and grill both sides until done.

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When the chicken is done, cut it into small pieces. Add to a tortilla, and top with cheese and Texas Citrus Salsa. The sharp cheddar cheese is a really nice contrast to the sweetness of the glaze and the salsa.

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What’s your favorite way to eat grapefruit?


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