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ANXIOUS: Sweet Lemon Chicken Stew w Rosemary & Sage

ANXIOUS: Sweet Lemon Chicken Stew w Rosemary & Sage

To be cooked and enjoyed when you’re feeling tense, nervous, 
or anxious about a situation or an upcoming event… 
 
BODY FOOD
Lemons act as a sedative for the nerves and the heart, providing a calming effect.  
It therefore helps to remove anxiety, nervousness, and tension. 
 
MIND FOOD
“When I turned two I was really anxious, because I’d doubled my age in a year.  
I thought – if this keeps up, by the time I’m six – I’ll be ninety!”  (Stephen Wright)
 
SOUL FOOD
“Somewhere Over The Rainbow” (Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole)

INGREDIENTS
(serves 3-4)
  • Chicken thighs (4x, bone in)
  • Baby potatoes (5 small sized, chopped)
  • Onions (2 medium sized, chopped)
  • Lemon (2 medium sized, rind grated, then sliced into wedges)
  • Sage (few tbsp)
  • Rosemary (few tbsp)
  • Japanese cooking wine (1/3 cup)
  • Dry white wine (2/3 cup)
  • Olive oil (few tbsp)
  • Crushed garlic (1 tsp)
  • Cream (1/3 cup) (optional)
  • Salt
  • Pepper


COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
  • Make small incisions in each chicken thigh, and sprinkle salt and pepper on each one.
  • Rub a generous amount of sage, rosemary, lemon rind, and olive oil into each thigh. 
  • In a big saucepan, cook the chicken on a medium heat.
  • Meanwhile, cook the onions and potatoes with the garlic and a little bit of olive oil in a pan.  
  • When the potatoes are tender, add the potatoes and onions to the saucepan. 
  • When the chicken is cooked, add the japanese cooking wine and dry white wine and bring to a boil.
  • Lower the heat, and add the cream (optional) if you want it to be slightly creamy.
  • Squeeze the lemon into the saucepan, and then throw the lemon wedges into there too.
  • Simmer for a few minutes and then serve. 
 
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