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Achiote Citrus Chicken in Banana Leaf

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Achiote Citrus Chicken in Banana Leaf

juice of 4 oranges
juice of 2 limes
2 T. achiote paste
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 T. salt
4 4-oz. chicken breasts, boneless, skinless and cut in half
8 pieces of banana leaf, cut in 4 inch squares and 8 strips for tying

Combine fruit juices with the achiote paste, garlic and salt, and mix well. Toss with the chicken pieces and marinate for 1 hour.

Place a chicken piece in the center of each banana leaf and drizzle with marinade. To close the leaf, fold in the sides, then the top and bottom. Wrap a strip around once and tie.

Heat grill to medium. Grill chicken bundles 4 minutes on each side. The chicken will steam in its juices.
Serves 8

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