Million Dollar Chicken
Million Dollar Chicken recipe creator is Ellie Mathews of Seattle, Washington, called this “Salsa Couscous Chicken” when it won first place and million dollars in the most recent Pillsbury Bake-OFF. (The contest recipe calls for Old El Paso brand salsa, a Pillsbury product.)
We can say why it’s winner. It’s simple and quick to make a big plus for working folk- it has kick, and it harmoniously fuses ingredients from two cuisines, Moroccan and Mexican.
Even ten years ago, most Americans would have been flummoxed by the words salsa and couscous. Now they’re everybody items in the supermarket, so ingenious home cooks, like chefs, are enthusiastically inventing a new American menu.
Ingredients for Million Dollar Chicken.
3 cups hot cooked couscous or rice, cooked as directed on the package
1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1/4 cup coarsely chopped almonds
2 garlic cloves, minced
8 chicken thighs, skin removed
1 cup Old El Paso salsa, mild or hot (your choice)
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons dried currants
1 tablespoon honey
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
Procedure on how to create Million Dollar Chicken