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Adobo Rubbed Chicken with Carmalized Sweet Plantains

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Adobo Rubbed Chicken and Carmalized Sweet Plantains

This is one of my favorite recipes that I have been making for years.

Recipe difficulty best for ages: d1_sm1.jpg d2 sm1 d3 sm1 d4 sm1

Recipe safety best for ages: d1_sm1.jpg d2 sm1 d3 sm1 d4 sm1

Shopping List:

3-4 Each Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast

3 Ripe Yellow Plantains

5 Each Red Bell Peppers

1 Sweet Onion

3 Cloves of Garlic

1 Bunch of Fresh Cilantro

3 Tablespoons of Ground Achiote or Annato Seed

2 Tablespoons of Ground Cumin

1 Teaspoon Ancho Chile Powder

3 Tablespoons of Kosher Salt

1 Sour Orange

3/4 Cups of Olive Oil

3 Tablespoons of Butter


Equipment Needed:

1 French Knife d3 sm1

1 Cutting Board d1_sm1.jpg

2 Large Saute Pans (12-14 inches is reconminded) d1_sm1.jpg

Measuring Cups (1/2 cup) d1_sm1.jpg

Measuring Spoons (Tablespoon, Teaspoon) d1_sm1.jpg

1 Pair of Tongs d1_sm1.jpg

1 Large Spoon for Stirring d1_sm1.jpg


Prepare the Following Items:

1. In a large plastic bag Add 3 Tablespoons of Ground Acihote or Annatto Seed, 1 Tablespoon of Kosher Salt, 1 Tablespboon Ground Cumin, Juice of 1 Sour Orange, and 1/2 Cup of Olive Oil.  Shake the bag to mix well and then add your Chicken Breast and allow them to marinate for at least 1 hour. d2 sm1

2. Peel and diced all of the Plantains into 1/2 inch cubes d3 sm1

3. Slice 1 Sweet Onion and 5 Red Bell Peppers into thin strips no bigger than 1/4 inches d3 sm1

4. Shave 3 Cloves of Garlic into as thin of pieces as you can make them d3 sm1

5. Chop 1 Bunch of Fresh Cilantro d3 sm1



1. Add remaining oil to a large saute pan and heat over med high heat d3 sm1

2. Add marinated chicken breast and sear on each side turning ocassionally until chicken is cooked through (about 4-5 minutes per side depending how thick the chicken breast are. d3 sm1

3. In another large saute pan add 3 Tablespoons of butter and heat over medium heat, then add the sliced onion and cook until onion carmalizes and turns a golden brown color, next add the garlic and cook until carmalized, next add the diced Plantains and cook until they just begin to carmelize and turn a lite brown color, now add in the sliced Red Bell Peppers and cook for another 3-4 minutes, last season Plantains with 1 Tablespoon of Ground Cumin and 1 Teaspoon of Ground Ancho Chili Powder, finish with some kosher salt to taste and 1 bunch of chopped fresh Cilantro. d3 sm1


Notes/ Suggestions:

1. To keep the chicken a little healthier you can always bake it in an oven

2. Rice and Beans is also a great side to serve with this meal



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