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- 3 Ancho chilies
- 3 guajillo chilies
- 1 clove (ground)
- ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 piece cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 clove garlic
- 3 chicken breast halves (skinless and deboned)
- avocado leaves
- banana leaves
- Place the ancho and Guajillo chilies in a saucepan with boiling water. Boil for 5 minutes. Turn the stove off and let them rest for 30 minutes.
- Remove the chilies from the saucepan, then devein and seed.
- Place in the blender and add the clove, pinch of cumin, pepper, cinnamon, oregano, garlic, and salt to taste. Puree to obtain a thick sauce.
- Cover the chicken with this sauce. Cover with plastic wrap and let it rest overnight in the refrigerator.
- The next day, preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- Heat the banana leaves to soften. Place on a baking tray lined with aluminum foil, then add a layer of avocado leaves and the chicken on top.
- Wrap with the same banana leaf.
- Bake at 180 C for 20 minutes. Then, open the banana leaf and bake uncovered for another 10 minutes. The chicken must be done on the inside.
- Let the chicken cool for 10 minutes before serving.
- Serving suggestion: refried beans, avocado, lime, and tortillas.
PER SERVING *
|Calories300Calories from Fat70|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
|Calories from Fat70|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.