Achiote-Marinated Chicken Wrapped In Banana Leaves Recipe

Achiote-Marinated Chicken Wrapped in Banana Leaves is a traditional Mexican dish that is bursting with flavor. Chicken pieces are marinated in achiote paste, citrus juices, and spices, then wrapped in banana leaves and grilled or baked. The banana leaves infuse the chicken with a subtle earthy aroma, while the marinade adds a tangy and slightly spicy kick. This dish is perfect for a festive gathering or a special dinner.

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Ingredients for Achiote-Marinated Chicken Wrapped In Banana Leaves Recipe

  • 1/4 tablespoon Achiote Paste
  • 0.06 cup Orange Juice
  • 0.03 cup Lime Juice
  • 1/2 cloves Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 0.13 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 0.13 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 0.13 teaspoon Salt
  • 0.06 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 piece Chicken S
  • 1/2 Large Banana Leaves

Directions: Achiote-marinated Chicken Wrapped In Banana Leaves Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.In a blender or food processor, combine achiote paste, orange juice, lime juice, garlic, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth.
  • STEP 2.Place the chicken pieces in a large bowl and pour the marinade over them. Toss to coat the chicken evenly.
  • STEP 3.Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for maximum flavor.
  • STEP 4.Preheat the grill or oven to medium-high heat.
  • STEP 5.If using fresh banana leaves, briefly heat them over an open flame to make them pliable.
  • STEP 6.Place a chicken piece on a banana leaf and fold the leaf over to enclose the chicken. Secure with toothpicks or kitchen twine.
  • STEP 7.Grill or bake the wrapped chicken for about 20-25 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through.
  • STEP 8.Remove the toothpicks or twine before serving. Serve the Achiote-Marinated Chicken hot and enjoy!

Cooking Tips

  • If you can't find achiote paste, you can substitute it with a mixture of paprika, cumin, and annatto powder.
  • If using frozen banana leaves, thaw them before using and rinse them under warm water to remove any ice crystals.
  • Serve the Achiote-Marinated Chicken with rice, beans, tortillas, and your favorite Mexican sides.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover chicken can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • To reheat, simply heat it in a skillet or microwave until heated through.
  • The chicken can also be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.
Nutrition
value
105
calories per serving
1 g Fat3 g Protein20 g Carbs7 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    1g
  • Protein
    3g
  • Carbs
    20g
  • Fiber
    7g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    20g
  • Protein
    3g
  • Fiber
    7g

Fats

  • Fat
    1g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    126mg
  • Iron
    3mg
  • Vitamin A
    837mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    48mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    31mg
  • Vitamin E
    1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    67mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    52mg
  • Selenium
    1mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp