The Ultimate Chicken Cozumel
I first enjoyed a version of this in a little restaurant in Cozumel on a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The combination of salsa and cinnamon gives a zesty tropical taste to everyday chicken! If you can find the currants, they give a special complex flavor to the dish.
- Ready In:
- 6hrs 15mins
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1⁄4 cup sliced almonds, raw
- 3 minced garlic cloves
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 1⁄2 cups salsa
- 1⁄4 cup dried currant
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1⁄4 cup water
- Cut chicken breasts into 1 inch pieces and spread over bottom of crock pot.
- Mix remaining ingredients in a large bowl and pour over chicken.
- Cook on "high" in crockpot for 1 hour.
- Turn crockpot to low and cook 6-8 hours.
- Serve over rice, pasta or in soft tortillas.
- Freezes well.
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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.
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.
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!!