Baked Chicken Supreme

Categories: Blood Vacuity, Chicken, Qi Stagnation in Middle jiao, Qi Vacuity


Baked Chicken Supreme

Serves 4
1 chicken, skinned and cut into pieces
1 green pepper, cut into strips
1 clove garlic, pressed
1/4 cup scallions, chopped
1 cup GF chicken stock
1 teaspoon tarragon
1/2 cup butter
2 tomatoes, cut into wedges
1 teaspoon paprika
1 tsp salt
Sprinkle chicken with garlic and paprika and brown on in 1/4 cup of butter. Remove from pan. Add rest of butter and saute mushrooms, onions and green pepper. Return chicken to pan. Add chicken stock, tarragon, tomatoes and salt. Simmer for 1 hour or until chicken is tender.
Served over rice.
Overall Action: Supports and nourishes both the Spleen and the Stomach, esp. Qi and Blood!
Several ingredients are warming and/or tonifying, esp. the chicken and the rice. The rest compliment the dish by helping with weakened digestion and move the stuck qi and phlegm that might have accumulated due to the vacuity.

chicken (Warming, Sweet, Supplements Blood and Qi)
green pepper (Cooling, Sl. Acrid, Bitter, Moves Qi and Blood)
garlic (Warming to Hot, Acrid, Moves Qi, Loosens Phlegm)
scallions (Warming, Acrid, Disperses Qi)
chicken stock (Warming, Salty, Supplements Qi and Blood)
tarragon (Warming, Bitter, Sl. Acrid, Simulates digestion)
butter (Neutral to Cool, Sweet, Fatty, Supplements Blood, Qi, and moistens)
tomatoes (Cooling to Cold, Sweet, Sour, Supports Liver and Yin)
paprika (Warming, Bitter, Sl. Sweet, Stimulates digestion)
salt (Cooling, Salty, Anti-inflammatory, softens)

rice (Neutral to Warming, Sweet, Supplements Qi, strengthens central burner)