Mexican Grapefruit & Pepper Jelly Roasted Chicken

Sherri Williams


This is simply the best Sweet & Spicy Roasted Chicken EVA! If you like roasted chicken, you are going to fall in love with my Mexican inspired roasted chicken that has been brined overnight in sweet ruby red grapefruit juice and topped with an incredible grapefruit glaze. This will be perfect for Cinco de Mayo. Cooking with Love & Passion. sw :)

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15 Min
1 Hr 20 Min


5 lb
whole chicken
1/4 c
sorrento lemon olive oil
2 tsp
1 tsp
granulated garlic
1/2 tsp
chipotle chili powder
1 tsp
smoked sea salt


32 oz
100% ruby red grapefruit juice
16 oz
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
chipotle chili powder
1 large
onion, cut in 1/4's
6 large
garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 bunch
cilantro stems, chopped
4 Tbsp
smoked sea salt


1 c
100% ruby red grapefruit juice
1/4 c
uncle gary's gourmet pepper jelly
1/2 bunch
cilantro leaves, chopped
2 pinch
smoked sea salt

How to Make Mexican Grapefruit & Pepper Jelly Roasted Chicken


  • 1Place the chicken in a large container with brine ingredients. Ensure that the chicken is fully immersed in the brine solution. Brine chicken for at least 8 hours.
  • 2Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Drain chicken and pat dry.
  • 3Mix olive oil, salt, cumin, chili powder and garlic together in a small mixing bowl. Rub generously all over chicken.
  • 4Place chicken on a large roasting pan; with water underneath rack. Bake in the oven for 100 minutes, internal temperature reaches 165 degrees and juices run clear.
  • 5Meanwhile combine glaze ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce to low heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • 6Baste chicken with glaze the last 30 minutes with glaze. Repeat until chicken is done.

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About Mexican Grapefruit & Pepper Jelly Roasted Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken, Roasts
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #sweet, #roasted, #dinner, #spicy