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This is loosely based on Rick Bayless' recipe for Cochinita Pibil (Achiote Pork) from his book Mexican Everyday. This is a whole braised chicken with a rich flavor with a bit of spice. Preparation is quick, and the chicken is beautiful, once it's done. For simplicity, you can simply cook it in a large 6-8 quart stew pot or dutch oven (I prefer the enameled, cast-iron type, but any heavy pot with a lid will do. I like to bake plantains or sweet potatoes to go with it, so I remove the pot from the oven at about 2 1/2 hours and put it on the stove on med-low heat to finish. You can also cook this in a slow cooker on low for 10-12 hours. I suggest wrapping the lid in foil, if it's loose, or there's a gap between the crock and the lid. The dish is actually braised, but this is what I always think of, when someone mentions roasted chicken. If you really like garlic, you can add an full head, then pull it apart, when the dish is finished. The garlic cloves will fall apart, and you can squeeze them out on the chicken, tortillas (good with a bit of butter or cheese), or you can spread them on crusty bread. You can find Achiote Molido (Annatto) in the Mexican foods' spice section of most good markets, or you can visit a Mexican or other Hispanic market. You can usually find it in inexpensive cellophane bags with other spices and dried chiles. You can also buy Comino Molido (ground cumin) and Mexican Oregano, there. Both are inexpensive and have great flavor. By the way, 'Zaar insists on 'chickens' in the ingredients, but you want one 5-6 pound bird.
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Serving Size: 1 (287 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
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