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    This ingenious technique cooks the chicken in a purse with its own juices and a mix of spices. It slowly simmers the bird to a silky richness—an enticing side of chicken that we rarely see.

    Ingredients

    • 8 dried guajillo chiles, wiped clean
    • 8 dried chiles de árbol, wiped clean, stemmed, leaving seeds
    • 1 tablespoon plus 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt, divided
    • 10 garlic cloves
    • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
    • 2 teaspoons dried oregano (preferably Mexican)
    • 1 teaspoon anise seeds
    • 8 whole cloves
    • 1 (2-inch) piece cinnamon stick (preferably Mexican/Ceylon canela)
    • 1 cup water
    • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
    • 6 whole chicken legs
    • kitchen string

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 147 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 1 g 1.13%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0.03%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 272 mg 11.35%
    • Calcium: 64 mg 6.42%
    • Potassium: 20 mg 0.56%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 18.18%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 23 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 2.13%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 6 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 506.98%
    • Vitamin C 16.39%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables4
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total2 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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