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An Easy Chicken Meal That Can Last All Week

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You’re busy all week. You’ve been taking care of your husband who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. You’re trying to take care of the house, run errands, and do everything else you can. Preparing meals seems to take on a new burden as of late.

It doesn’t seem like you have enough time to do everything that needs to get done, so what do you do?
If you’re like most people, you may have a tendency to turn to ready-made meals, frozen dinners, and other processed foods. That’s not going to be healthy.

Right now, your loved one who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s needs the best nutrition possible. No matter what stage of Alzheimer’s he is at, his body, and his brain, require optimal levels of vitamins and other nutrients. He’s not going to get that with basic, processed, or frozen meals. He’s going to get that through healthy, home-cooked foods.

Have you ever considered home care support?

You may feel it’s your responsibility to take care of this individual. As his spouse, it’s easy to think that way, but when it comes to Alzheimer’s, the best thing anyone can do is consider home care as a reasonable option.

In the meantime, let’s talk about a simple chicken meal that can last the entire week.

What you’ll need:

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
two eggs
¼ cup milk
Parmesan cheese, to taste
Canola oil

How to prepare.

Slice the chicken breasts in half, pound them out, and then cut them into strips. Break the eggs and mix with milk and Parmesan cheese in a bowl. Add the chicken strips to the egg batter and then place on the breadcrumbs. Apply breadcrumbs to both sides, being certain that the breadcrumbs completely cover the chicken.

In a frypan, pour the oil to a depth that would completely cover the chicken strips when placed in the pan. You want to be careful not to overfill because when you add the chicken, it’s going to displace the oil, lifting it up closer to the ridge of the pan.

Heat the oil on medium-high and wait until hot. You can test by placing a dash of breadcrumbs in the oil and when it sizzles, it’s ready for the chicken. Place the chicken strips in the oil and allow to cook thoroughly. After 2 ½ minutes, turn the chicken breast over, if desired to avoid scorching from the bottom of the pan.

They should be done in five minutes. Now you have chicken fingers, chicken cutlets, and a hearty protein that can go with any vegetable or starch for the rest of the week.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care for seniors in Salisbury, NC, contact the caring professionals at TenderHearted Home Care today. Call us at 704-612-4132.

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Renee Gray

Founder, Owner, President at TenderHearted Home Care
As Founder, Owner & President of TenderHearted Home Care, I have always had a heart for helping others. I started with babysitting while a teenager, assisting the mentally disabled in a work environment for 10 years, homeschooling my two sons, serving others for 9 years while employed through the local hospital and since 2011 have been focused on helping seniors to maintain their independence in the comfort of their own home. I am a Certified Senior Care Manager (CSCM) as designated by the Association of Care Services At Home (

I have enjoyed volunteering my time as the President of the Rowan County Home School Association, assisting with the Parkinson’s Support Group, Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Pregnancy Support Center, MOPS International, Capstone Recovery Center, Kairos Outside, Celebrate Recovery, various church committees and going on a mission trip to Moldova. I am a member of the Rowan County Council on Aging, Meals on Wheels board member, REACH of Rowan County, HIPSS of Davidson County, Second Tuesday Business Group and several Christian Business Life Groups.

I am passionate about serving others and providing the most compassionate care possible, as I would want for my own family. I love relaxing with my husband, Peter, and my two dogs, Yoyo and Terra Cotta.

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