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Heart Healthy Spiced Chicken Salad

Elderly Care in Havana FL

Nutrition is one of the most important focuses of your care efforts for your aging parent. Ensuring that they get what their body needs to stay healthy and function properly is essential to giving Elderly-Care-in-Havana-FLthem the highest quality of life possible. Cooking is a wonderful way for your parent to keep their mind active and sharp. This recipe is a fresh and delicious lunch or light dinner for summertime that is perfect for your parent to make with you or with the help of an elderly care provider.


What You Will Need

  • 1 pound of boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 small red onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 teaspoons of garam masala or curry powder
  • 1 plum
  • 1/4 of a cup of sliced dried apricots
  • 1 fifteen ounce can of chickpeas
  • 1 large head of romaine lettuce
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/4 of a cup of red wine vinegar, plus 2 tablespoons divided
  • 3/4 of a cup of low fat Greek yogurt
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh black pepper
  • A blender
  • A sharp knife
  • A cutting board
  • A medium bowl
  • Plastic wrap
  • A large nonstick skillet
  • A large bowl
  • A whisk


What to Do

  • Use the sharp knife to half coarsely chop and half slice the red onion and set aside
  • Tear the romaine lettuce and set aside
  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas and set aside
  • Slice the dried apricots with the sharp knife and set aside
  • Use the sharp knife to pit and thinly slice the plum and set aside
  • In the blender, add the chopped onion with the garlic and the garam masala or curry powder
  • Add 1/2 of a cup of yogurt to the blender
  • Add 1/4 of a cup of the vinegar to the blender
  • Add 1/2 of a teaspoon of the salt to the blender
  • Add 1/4 of a teaspoon of the pepper to the blender
  • Puree the ingredients until well mixed and chopped
  • Transfer the contents of the blender to a medium bowl
  • Add the chicken to the bowl and turn several times to coat
  • Wrap the bowl in plastic wrap
  • Place the bowl in the refrigerator to marinate
  • Allow to marinate for at least 1 hour or up to an entire day
  • Place the large nonstick skillet over medium heat
  • Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the skillet
  • Allow to heat
  • Remove the chicken from the refrigerator
  • Shake off the excess marinade
  • Place the chicken in the skillet
  • Cook about 7 minutes on each side, until browned and cooked all the way through
  • Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside on a plate to rest
  • Rest the chicken for 5 minutes
  • In a large bowl, add the 1/4 of a cup of yogurt along with 2 tablespoons of vinegar and 1 tablespoon of oil
  • Add 1 tablespoon of water to the mix and begin whisking
  • While whisking add 1/4 of a teaspoon of pepper and 1/2 of a teaspoon of salt to the mixture
  • When well mixed, add the chickpeas, sliced onions and lettuce to the dressing
  • Toss to combine
  • Add the dressed chickpeas, lettuce and onions to the chicken
  • Serve with the apricots and plum


If you or an aging loved one are considering elderly care in Havana, FL, please call the caring staff at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care today at 850-386-5552. Providing Senior Care Services in North Florida.

Brian Moran, RN, Marketing Director, Partner

Marketing Director, Partner at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care
Brian Moran, RN is both a Partner and Director of Marketing for Hopewell In-Home Senior Care. Brian has worked at the Bellevue Hospital in NYC, Tallahassee Community Hospital, Select Specialty Hospital and has over 12 years’ experience as a home health care nurse at American Home Patient. Since joining Hopewell In-Home Senior Care in 2008, Brian has used his knowledge of health care and local resources to help seniors in Tallahassee, FL navigate the medical resource maze. His goal is to assist seniors and their families by increasing awareness, affordability and quality of in-home caregiver services for those who wish to age in place.

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