Ingredients

How to make it

  • MARINADE
  • Place all dry ingredients in a dry skillet over medium low heat. Toast shaking frequently until fragrant. Transfer to a spice grinder and process into a powder.
  • In a blender, puree' spice powder with Garlic, Habenero Chiles, Vinegar and Lime Juice. If mixture is too thick, add a little more Vinegar and Lime Juice in equal amounts.
  • Place Chicken in a sealable plastic bag, pour in marinade, seal and refrigerate for 12 – 24 hours.
  • COOKING METHOD
  • Make 4 Packets: Cut Banana Leaves into usable rectangles large enough to hold 1 serving of Chicken with its ingredients. Use at least 2 layers of leaves per pack if not more.
  • Place a Chicken serving along with the marinade in each packet. Top with the Chiles strips, Onions, 1 Tbls Butter, and a little Epazote (if using).
  • Fold Banana leaves over meat to cover completely (as if you were wrapping a present) Tie securely with Butcher’s Twine. If you are using foil or parchment, make the type of packets you are used to.
  • Cook in a covered grill over indirect heat for about 1 hour. Remove to a plate and let rest 10 minutes. Let each person (at least the adults) unwrap and eat out of their own package. Serve with warm Tortillas, Pickled Onions, and Black Beans.

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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    How wonderfully delicious! I love this and look forward to trying my hand at making it. Great post, Jim hon - thanks as always...
    ~Vickie
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    " It was excellent "
    grandmommy ate it and said...
    Wow Jim! Sounds fantastic! I am printing it for Rob now. He is the outdoor chef in this house and a great one at that!
    Denise
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    " It was excellent "
    magali777 ate it and said...
    This sure is a mexican recipe, thanks for sharing!
    Magali
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    " It was excellent "
    sparow64 ate it and said...
    Excellent! I just love it! Thanks for sharing.
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  • hollymayb 6 years ago
    I love your spices Jim!
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    " It was excellent "
    crabhappychick ate it and said...
    This has my mental palate all puzzled....so I HAVE to try it! I think I have a handle on how it will taste and then it just slips away. I'm sure it will be wonderful...and I've never used banana leaves so I'll hunt them down to make it authentic. Thanks. Oh, I also marked this as unique. It is to me! I thank I'll love it, Jim.
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    Very interesting recipe! Thanks for sharing
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    How exotic!
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmeow ate it and said...
    This sounds magnificent. I have to try this. Love everything about this recipe. Great post. You have my 5.
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