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13Ingredients
300Calories
75Minutes

It's time to shake things up! If you have never tried this Barbacoa-style Chicken recipe before you are in for a real surprise. This Barbacoa-style Chicken is packed with bold flavor to leave you and your guests wanting more. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. We love to read about your experiences cooking our recipes. You can also give this recipe a star rating!

Ingredients

  • 3 Ancho chilies
  • 3 guajillo chilies
  • water
  • 1 clove (ground)
  • ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 piece cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 clove garlic
  • salt
  • 3 chicken breast halves (skinless and deboned)
  • avocado leaves
  • banana leaves

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Remove the chilies from the saucepan, then devein and seed.
  3. 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.
  4. Cover the chicken with this sauce. Cover with plastic wrap and let it rest overnight in the refrigerator.
  5. The next day, preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  6. 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.
  7. Wrap with the same banana leaf.
  8. 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.
  9. Let the chicken cool for 10 minutes before serving.
  10. Serving suggestion: refried beans, avocado, lime, and tortillas.
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NutritionView more

300Calories
Sodium19%DV450mg
Fat12%DV8g
Protein71%DV36g
Carbs8%DV25g
Fiber44%DV11g

PER SERVING *

Calories300Calories from Fat70
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat8g12%
Saturated Fat2g10%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol95mg32%
Sodium450mg19%
Potassium1670mg48%
Protein36g71%
Calories from Fat70
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate25g8%
Dietary Fiber11g44%
Sugars0g0%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(2)

Yummly User
Jennifer 13 Jul
Wonderful!! Made with boneless skinless chicken thighs, used 1 Chile ancho and 3 New Mexico Chile’s because I didn’t have guajillos home. Turned out perfectly.
Michele L. 3 Jun 2015
This is a spicy little number but it entices the taste buds. It's full of amazing flavors and has some unusual tastes that make it all work well.