This chicken is baked to perfection as is soaks up warm spices and the delicious flavors of the fruit. It's a super comforting entrée and is perfect over rice or noodles.
*Please note that the chicken has to marinate for at least 6 hours, and ideally overnight.
Annato seeds are optional is this recipe as they are primarily for color. If you don't use them, you'll only need the 2nd 2 tablespoons of oil and disregard recipe instruction no. 1.
They are derived from the fruit of the achiote tree. Though it has a very mild, sweet and peppery flavor, it's typically used as a natural food coloring. They won’t change the flavor of this recipe— just the color — which I think is lovely and super appetizing.