Place carrots in slow cooker. In a bowl, toss together chicken, garlic, cinnamon stick, cumin, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add to slow cooker. Cover, and cook on high, 4 hours (or on low, 8 hours).
15 minutes before the cooking is done, add the raisins to the slow cooker. Make the couscous.
Using a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken and carrots to a dish (discard the cinnamon stick), top with cilantro and almonds. Season cooking liquid with salt and pepper and spoon over chicken. Serve with couscous.
Preheat over to 350 degrees. In the first step use a 5 quart Dutch oven or ovenproof pot with a tight-fitting lid, adding 1 cup water. Cover, and bake until chicken is tender, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Proceed with step 2.