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This was easy and pretty good. I made it on the stove instead of the crockpot, and omitted the almonds and oil. Served over quinoa. Thanks for the simple recipe.
This is a nice, easy recipe with very litle effort. I just did this on the stove top because I don't have a crockpot, and I think it came out just fine. I just cooked things on higher heat for ~5-7 min and then let it simmer uncovered to reduce a bit for ~20 while I made salad/veggies. I did not add the water because my salsa seemed liquidy enough. I rolled the chicken/sauce in tortillas with a bit of sharp cheddar. I resisted adding green olives; some sliced avocado might also be good. But as is, it still made for nice, interesting flavors especially for something so easy. This would also be fun to try with different types of salsa.
This was a very easy recipe and I actually made it into an OAMC recipe. I mixed everything but the nuts together put it in a zippy bag and froze it. I thawed it in the fridge overnight and cooked it in the microwave to heat it up. We had it on tortillas like tacos. It was a little sweet for my liking so I will have to tweak it a bit. But that is just a personal preferance and does not take away from the recipe itself. Very nice recipe. I will use it again.
Loved it, except for the nuts. I shredded the chicken at the last 10 mins or so of cooking and served this over rice and the nuts were confusing to my mouth. I kept thinking the rice was undercooked! But overall the flavor was amazing!
I just had to write and say thank you so much for this recipe!! I made this yesterday exactly as you posted, although I used raisins instead of currents, but it was absolutely delicious!!! My husband Loved it, the kids chowed, and I have to say I was very impressed as well. I work from home, so I could smell it cooking all day, and I just couldn't wait to dive in and try it. I think it had a middle eastern flavor or indian flavor. but it was yummy. sorry, I don't mean to ramble on.... Thank you again for posting, I will be making this again, and again, and again!!
Terrific flavor...don't leave out the nuts or the currants (raisins will work). They really give this dish depth in flavor and a wonderful burst of textures in your mouth. I doubled the recipe, but just used 2 cups of Herdez Medium Salsa (was afraid of too much liquid in the crock). Perfect spiciness for my family. Served with black beans, rice, mango slices and warm corn tortillas--took me back to my honeymoon in Cozumel!
Absolutely fantastic... easy to make but extremely impressive. My family love this, and my father in law said even he liked it (and that's saying a lot as he never comments on dinners). Thank you for sharing this, I've made it several times now and its definitely a favorite!
Good taste, but I had trouble with the cooking instructions. I expected it to fill my crockpot more, but when all was ready it didn't look like much in my 6qt. crockpot. I made the full recipe and I think that it really only serves about 4. I served it over rice. Also I cooked it 2 hours on high (because of time constraints) and 3 hours on low, and the chicken was too dry. I may try again, with the necessary adjustments.
This was marvelous. As others said, complex flavors and yet still mexican based. This will be one of my frequent recipes. Made for Pick A Chef fall 2007. So glad you were my baby Auntie mags! A suggestion to cooks following me. After enjoying my first taste of it in a tortilla, i realized my salsa was mild so i added a chipotle chili in adobo..and forgot to deseed it b4 chopping. Owwww. i like heat but i somehow turned up the scale to a 10 :) I am now working at getting it back to where it was lol.
This is one of the best crock pot recipes because it has such a complexity of rich flavour despite being so quick and easy to throw together. The currants, cinnamon, honey plus the salsa and garlic make for a multi-layered flavour that could be Greek as well as Caribbean. (It reminded me a little of Greek stifado...) I left out the oil altogether and I did use currants (easily found in England) and I served it over plain couscous. Thanks v much Auntie Mags!