This recipe originally won first prize ($1 Million) in a national cook-off of some sort (I think Pillsbury) several years ago. I can see why - it is a wonderful combination of flavours. The recipe is quite easy to make and is very economical. I have also substituted the chicken thighs for boneless, skinless breasts and it works just fine. The thighs are definitely better though as they are more moist. Do try this - you'll love it.
- Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat until hot.
- Add almonds and cook until golden brown.
- Remove with slotted spoon and set aside.
- Add garlic and chicken to same skillet that almonds were cooked in.
- Saute, turning once, for 5 minutes or until browned.
- Mix together salsa, water, currants, honey, cumin and cinnamon.
- Add mixture to chicken and stir well.
- Reduce heat to medium, cover and cook.
- Stir and baste occasionally for 20 minutes.
- Add more water if necessary.
- Serve over couscous or rice.
- Top with chopped almonds.