This is a classic Filipino dish of chicken marinated in a lime, soy sauce, vinegar and annatto-based sauce, then is basted with a honey-butter mixture while it's grilled to perfection over a hot grill. It’s usually served with a dipping sauce and a side of hot white rice. It's popular in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines and is a specialty of many restaurants in that region.
1Heat a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Stir in annatto seeds, and remove from heat. Let stand 15 minutes. Discard annatto seeds, reserving oil in pan.
2Place lemongrass, orange juice, lemon juice, vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, brown sugar, salt, pepper and garlic in a blender; process until finely chopped. Pour mixture into large zip-top plastic bag; add annatto oil and chicken pieces. Seal bag, and marinate in refrigerator at least 2 hours or up to 8 hours.
3Preheat grill to high, and coat grill rack with nonstick spray.
4Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 18 to 20 minutes, turning occasionally.
5While chicken cooks, place a small skillet over medium-low heat; add honey and butter, and cook 5 minutes or until butter melts. Baste chicken with honey-butter mixture and cook chicken 5 minutes more or until done, turning and basting frequently with honey-butter mixture.
6Combine all dipping sauce ingredients in small bowl, stirring until sugar and salt are dissolved. Serve chicken with the dipping sauce.