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Senior Care in Spring Valley, TX: September is Chicken Month

Working in senior care services? Need some fun ideas for September? It’s chicken month in September, and this is one bird Americans really love to eat. There are so many ways to prepare it, you could eat chicken every day of the month and never eat the same recipe twice.

What are some ideas for chicken recipes?

  • Chicken enchiladas
  • Roast chicken
  • Chicken soup
  • Barbeque chicken wings
  • Chicken chili
  • Chicken casseroles galore

Senior Care in Spring Valley, TXWhy choose chicken for a high quality protein?

  • It’s versatile and adapts well to many different recipes and cuisines
  • It’s relatively inexpensive compared to some other meats
  • Can be very low-fat if you opt for white meat with no skin
  • Easy to purchase in almost any location

Korean Chicken Thighs

8 chicken thighs, skin on

½ cup soy sauce

½ cup minced green onion

3 tablespoons sesame oil

3 tablespoons honey

2 teaspoons minced garlic or ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

¼ teaspoon ground ginger

¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Place the chicken with the skin side down in a large baking dish.
  • Combine all the remaining ingredients in a bowl, mix well and then pour on top of the chicken pieces in the dish.
  • Bake uncovered for 45 minutes.
  • Turn the chicken over in the dish and continue baking for another 15 minutes.

Quick Vietnamese Chicken Soup

1 ounce cellophane noodles

8 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 tablespoon peanut oil

2 teaspoons minced garlic

2 teaspoons minced ginger

¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

28 ounces chicken broth

2 tablespoons fish sauce

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

2 tablespoons chopped green onions

1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

  • Soak the cellophane noodles in very hot tap water.
  • While the noodles are soaking, cut chicken into thin julienne strips.
  • Heat oil in a deep skillet over a medium-high heat; add chicken, garlic, ginger and pepper flakes.
  • Cook, stirring for 1 minute; add broth and fish sauce and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium and simmer until the chicken is done, about 8 minutes.
  • Drain noodles and cut them into short pieces with a pair of scissors (about 1 – 1 ½ inches long.)
  • Arrange noodles in bottom of bowls; ladle soup over the top and sprinkle with cilantro, onion, and basil.
  • Serve with Vietnamese hot sauce or chili paste, if desired.

This lovely warm soup is ready to eat in only 15 minutes, and tastes like you have cooked all day!

If you have a loved one who could benefit from the help of senior care services in Spring Valley, TX contact the caregivers at At Your Side Home Care. We help seniors and their families with many levels of home care service. Call (832) 271-1600 for more information.

Donna Wrabel, LMSW

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