Chicken simmered slowly with cinnamon sticks and soy sauce. Nice and warming on a cold winter’s day, this will make your house smell fabulous. You may choose to thicken the sauce after cooking…I usually just leave it as is and ladle it out over rice.
In a medium pan, combine tamari, water, and pepper flakes. Stir to combine. Add in chicken and cinnamon sticks. Add more water or tamari sauce as needed to cover the chicken. Simmer on low for 2-3 hours. Adjust the sauce flavor, adding a little sugar if needed. Serve with forbidden (black) or other rice.
Energetics: This recipe is very warming. The cinnamon and chicken both strengthen and tonify Yang. Tamari nourishes the Yin and helps to anchor the Kidneys.
Diplomate, Asian Bodywork Therapy (Dipl. ABT NCCAOM)
Certified Holistic Nutritionist (CHN)
AOBTA Certified Instructor & Practitioner
I have been practicing and teaching since 1994. I maintain my private therapy practice at Pulse Holistic Health offer Amma Therapy, Holistic Nutrition therapy sessions and classes for the public. In 2016, I started teaching Amma therapy apprentices again. I write regularly and offer classes in continuing education and for the public.