Mazatec-style Steamed Chicken Packets

Pollo Pilte

Preparation info
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    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Food and Life of Oaxaca: Traditional Recipes from Mexico′s Heart

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1997

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This is another specialty of Rosa Estrada of the Restorán Rosita in Huautla. She steams the chicken in banana leaves, which add a beautiful fragrance to the anise-like flavor of the hoja santa.

Before beginning the dish, figure out a steamer arrangement large enough to hold four sizable packets of chicken in one layer on a rack well above the boiling water.