Million-dollar Salsa Chicken Recipe

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Million-Dollar Salsa Chicken

Jan Norris

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@JanNorrisdotcom

This recipe is a Pillsbury Bake-Off winner from 1997. I make it with chicken or pork. You can substitute many ingredients, but don't change out the spices - they're what make this dish unique. It's a great party dish.


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Rating:

Serves:

4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

3 c
hot cooked couscous or rice
1 Tbsp
oil
1/4 c
coarsely chopped almonds
2
garlic cloves, minced
8
chicken thighs, skin removed
1 c
salsa
1/4 c
water
2 Tbsp
dried currants or raisins
1 Tbsp
honey
3/4 tsp
cumin
1/2 tsp
cinnamon

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook coulscous as directed on package. Keep warm
2
Meanwhile, heat oil in lare skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add almonds, and cook 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from skillet and set aside.
3
Add garlic and chicken to skillet; cook 4 to 5 minutes until chicken is browned, turning once.
4
In a small bowl, combine salsa and all remaining ingredients; mix well. Add to chicken. Reduce heat to medium; cover and cook 20 minutes or until chicken is done, stirring occasionally.
5
Stir in almonds; serve chicken and juices over couscous.
6
Notes: For flavorful couscous, cook it in chicken or vegetable stock instead of water.
Substitutes: Use pork chunks instead of chicken, use prunes, apricots, dates or figs as the dried fruits. Use pine nuts instead of almonds if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken