Million Dollar Chicken - Moroccan Style

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Just Call Me Martha

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.

Top Review by Mirj

This recipe is outstanding! There were 10 of us at lunch yesterday, I made enough of this for 15, and there's hardly any leftovers! I used chicken breasts instead of thighs, craisins instead of the currants, and added a large chopped onion while I was browning the chicken. I also substituted some Moroccan harissa for the salsa, it made it a little more authentic in our eyes. If you do use harissa, don't substitute it one for one with the amount of salsa called for in the recipe, harissa is a gazillion times spicier, use caution. Our guests' youngest son was especially fond of this meal. I asked him how many stars I should give this recipe, and he answered, "63!" I wish I could give you 63 stars, Martha, but I'll have to settle for 5. This Million Dollar Chicken is worth every penny!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat until hot.
  2. Add almonds and cook until golden brown.
  3. Remove with slotted spoon and set aside.
  4. Add garlic and chicken to same skillet that almonds were cooked in.
  5. Saute, turning once, for 5 minutes or until browned.
  6. Mix together salsa, water, currants, honey, cumin and cinnamon.
  7. Add mixture to chicken and stir well.
  8. Reduce heat to medium, cover and cook.
  9. Stir and baste occasionally for 20 minutes.
  10. Add more water if necessary.
  11. Serve over couscous or rice.
  12. Top with chopped almonds.

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