Posted: 4/6/2013 4:30:22 PM
Doubling the sauce is a must. Tasty and easy. Definitely a keeper.
Posted: 9/12/2011 6:49:35 AM
I discovered this recipe while reading Ellie's bake-off memoir. I re-named it Million Dollar Chicken and served it to my fussy family. They all loved it. I'm making it again tonight!
Posted: 6/2/2010 8:38:25 PM
This is a fantastic recipe. My husband, who is not a chicken fan, actually asks for this one. Highly recommended.
Posted: 2/23/2010 11:02:26 PM
I have made this recipe for my family, friends and company for years. Everyone loves it. Easy to double or even triple the amounts. Easy to substitute ingredients also, i.e. currants for raisins, cous cous for rice.
Posted: 2/17/2010 7:48:52 PM
The cinnamon, honey and raisins transformed the salsa into a unique yet great tasting sauce for the chicken. Great meal!
Posted: 7/6/2009 7:09:10 AM
I read Ellie Mathews' book, The Ungarnished Truth, about her experience as a Pillsbury Bake-Off Finalist. It was a delightful read and I couldn't wait to try her million-dollar recipe! I must say, it was absolutely delicious. Complex flavors with so few ingredients, and you can't beat the prep time - dinner was on the table in practically no time.
Posted: 3/23/2009 6:34:30 PM
I just finished reading Ellie's memoir about winning the contest with this recipe & had the ingredients in the kitchen for this one. It was a quick & delicious meal - I'll be making it again. My modifications (based on pantry supplies) - a peach based salsa, golden raisins, agave nectar instead of honey, roasted pistachios instead of almonds. I also cut up the thigh meat into chunks before cooking.
Posted: 10/4/2008 9:15:44 AM
can't get enough. I use 2 pounds of boneless skinless thighs and omit the almonds. amazing flavor. cinnamon and salsa is a crazy good combination.
Posted: 1/11/2008 6:55:25 PM
My family loves this, even my four year old. We have been having it for dinner since it won. I double the sauce recipe because I really like it over the coucous. I think the almonds add a distinct flavor to it and I have to use raisins instead of currants because I can't find them anywhere. When I fix it for company they say that it tastes like restaurant food. Thanks!
Mme. Marie said:
Posted: 2/20/2007 9:35:30 AM
This is a family favorite that I''ve been making since the year it won the cookoff grand prize. I usually leave out the almonds as that step seems to add a complication without a significant taste benefit. I brown chicken and add garlic (from jar) at end of browning phase as garlic burns so easily. Everybody loves this dish. I''ve often served it to company- -it''s easy to double. Add a salad and you have a delicious, healthful meal.