Pollo Pibil is a traditional Mexican dish from the Yucatan in which chicken is smothered with Achiote paste and orange juice and slow cooked in banana leaves. Achiote paste is a dark red paste made of ground annatto seeds that can be found in the Latin or Mexican area of most grocery stores that has a soft, earthy flavor, similar to saffron. It is delicious and can be used in many dishes from arroz con pollo to this yummy Oven Roasted Chicken with Achiote. For this spin on a traditional Pollo Pibil, we use chicken thighs (although breasts could be substituted) and slow cooked them in a delicious Achiote spiced sauce until they fall apart. Serve them up in tacos, over rice, or own its own.
Slow Cooker Pollo Pibil
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- 3 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, all fat removed
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 2 U habaneros, seeded and diced
- 3 U garlic cloves, diced
- 1 U onion, chopped into quarters
- 1 tbsp coriander
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 4 tbsp Achiote paste
- 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
- Salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
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