A specialty of the Rivoli Restaurant, Acapulco, Mexico
- 2 1/2 ounces clarified butter
- 3 1/4 pound chicken, skin on, cut into 4 pieces (2 breasts and 2 legs with thighs attached), boned
- salt, to taste
- white pepper, to taste
- 2 pellets achiote
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 4 sheets parchment paper
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Heat 1/8 cup clarified butter in large skillet over medium heat. Lay chicken pieces in pan, skin side down and season generously with salt and pepper. Pour 1 tablespoon clarified butter on top of chicken, increase heat to high and cook, turning once, about 5 minutes per side.
Brush parchment with a little achiote butter and divide chicken among the 4 pieces of parchment paper. Pour all but a little achiote butter in small bowl and add cube of ice. Stir to solidify. Spread cooled butter over chicken pieces. Fold paper over to form a package. Place into baking dish and brush with last bit of achiote butter. Bake 30 minutes.