Tammy Lankford,, Broker  GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)

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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

I have a great, and easy, Chicken Picatta... it calls for plating on a bed of angel hair pasta, but you certainly don't have to do that.  I'm also diabetic, but I do put it on a small amount of angel hair pasta, warmed in butter... not enough to cause a problem, just for a quick taste.

Flatten chicken breasts, with a mallet to about 1/2".  You could cut the breasts in half horizontally to cut them into thin breasts if you don't want to pound them.

Season as you like... for me, it's usually just salt and pepper.  Pat dry and then dredge in flour on both sides.  Don't overdo it.  If you want to make them extra crispy, you could dredge in egg, and then flour... but I don't do that.

Heat oil in a skillet (I like to use Peanut Oil... it has a high smoking point and adds a nice flavour.  You could also use sunflower or canola oil, too). On medium, and when the oil is hot, place breasts in skillet (don't crowd them too tightly)... should be no more than 4-5 minutes per side, until golden brown.

Before removing from pan, add some capers (they add a nice tang and salt flavour)... no more than 30 seconds or so... just to warm the capers.  Remove chicken breasts.

Pour your favourite white wine into the skillet (it does not need to be an expensive wine) and change to "high" while scraping the browned bits off the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Cook until reduced by half, about 2 minutes.

Stir a little lemon juice, water, and butter into the reduced wine mixture; cook and stir continuously to form a thick sauce, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low and stir chopped parsley through the sauce. (I like fresh Italian Parsley, if you can find it).

Return chicken breasts to the pan and cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve with sauce spooned over the top, and sliced lemons and some fresh parsley.

If you want a pop of colour you could add some cherry tomatoes cut in half in that final step.


Sep 20, 2022 03:08 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Tammy- I don't know if your mom likes salmon but this is an easy dish:

I mix whatever kinds of mustard I have around...regular, dijon, honey mustard then coat the fish with it. Then dredge the fish in seasoned panko and/or bread crumbs. You can also sprinkle parmesan cheese on it. 

Bake in a 400 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.

Sep 20, 2022 05:13 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Recently we purchased Air Fryer and it is amazing. It saves so much time, easy to use, and results are delicious. Honestly,  I do not use an oven or grill anymore for daily cooking since. I cook meat for my kids. From all the ways I tried to cook chicken~ air fryer brings the most convenient and delicious result. 

Sep 20, 2022 01:49 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

How about omelets? I love them for any meal.

Sep 20, 2022 02:28 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I am on a similar diet but by choice and I like it. Look into the Keto diet approach for recipe ideas while staying healthy. As for me, I take foods and spice them, marinate, lightly season, bath in tomato sauce and make good use of raw vegetable with either lemon or salad dressing. Olive oil does wonders too. I also BBQ alot and flame broiled anything is a treat

Sep 20, 2022 02:26 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am so sorry that your mom's health issues are limiting the foods she eats. 

Sorry, I am of no help at all.  I eat a largely vegan diet.  

Sep 20, 2022 02:00 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Check with the creative minds of Endre Barath, Jr. and Will Hamm. I am betting they will provide a plethora of ideas. Another source may be Roy Kelley and his wife Chef Delores. Good luck!

Sep 21, 2022 04:08 AM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Whole chicken breast on bone 

in a bowl: cup panko, 2 teaspoons thyme, 3 finely chopped garlic cloves, teaspoon black pepper, tablespoon of lemon rind, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.


in another bowl whip one egg and dip the chicken in the egg then the panko flakes all over

tablespoon olive oil in baking pan, spread around

put  chicken on top of oil in pan bake 375 30 minutes or until juices are clear and no longer pink

add in the oven any squash cut in half with spices you like and olive oil on a tray, or just bake some beets whole 

Slice up vegetables and chicken in diagonal slices on the plate

side salad:

1 cucumber, tablespoon chopped red onion fine, tomatoes, a bell pepper - choose different colored pepper or tomato. chop everything into small squares. The left over lemon from above- juice all of it and put over the salad, 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt and pepper 


Salmon dinner

nice fat piece marinate in teriyaki sauce for an hour. In pan with olive oil - cold pan - get oil hot - add fish skin side down first 3 minutes flip and cook for 4 minutes until brown

or to change the fish another night - cover in mayonnaise, garlic powder and pepper - 

Steam spinach it only takes a few minutes or broccoli 

Go colorful 

Send me your address I'll send some herbs dried from my garden to spice it up.


Sep 20, 2022 04:12 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

OM goodness, I love this chicken recipe, and so easy.  I make it probably every other week - https://www.eatwell101.com/crock-pot-lemon-garlic-butter-chicken-recipe

and probably going to make this again tomorrow - trout almondine.



Sep 20, 2022 02:51 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hi Tammy, I will email you some good recipes for chicken or fish


Sep 21, 2022 06:43 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Use your ActiveRain search for Recipe, Roy Kelley

Sep 21, 2022 05:23 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I had no idea there was a mammal meat sensitivity. Luckily, you have many options with main dishes, but alas lots of labels to read. I wish your mom well. 

Sep 21, 2022 06:05 AM
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

My SO likes getting recipes from BetterFromScratch.com. They seem to have just about anything you would want to find. I also have liked damndelicious.net for a bit of an Asian flare. I am sure many of these sites meals can be "doctored" to accommodate her dietary needs.

Sep 21, 2022 05:10 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

So sorry to hear this, I hope that you can find plenty of healthy meal solutions for her.

Sep 20, 2022 10:45 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I am so sorry to hear that your Mother is not able to eat the foods she used to eat. Seems you have been given some great recipe ideas here ... in fact I may have to try some of them too!  Hope you are able to find some variations that your Mother will love!  There is positive in the negative.

Sep 20, 2022 07:34 PM
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

Sorry to hear about your Mom's health issues Tammy Lankford, 

I also use an air fryer which is fast and easy cleanup.  Plenty of recipes available.  I take chicken thigs or breast, salt/pepper and do 10 min on each side.  Very juicy.


Also in a skillet I take onions and all colored peppers along with sliced chicken breast strips with fajita seasoning and melt chess on top.  Make a taco or not.  easy breezy.

I also use mustard and honey or molasses on chicken in the skillet - oil or butter.  Green vege.

You can purchase fish and add the honey on top and bake it - yum😋

Sep 21, 2022 09:07 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Tammy, So sorry to hear that about your mom. My husband is diabetic, so I look for low carb, less fat recipes for him. Here is a good source: https://www.tasteofhome.com/collection/diabetic-chicken-recipes/


Wishing better health for your mom!

Sep 21, 2022 11:15 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

That stinks! You can purchase ground turkey and make turkey burgers, turkey meatloaf. Also you can buy turkey bacon to go along with egg dishes.

Make a nice salad with a scoop of tuna on top

I don't have recipes though

Sep 21, 2022 08:51 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

OK. Here's one of my favorites, super easy:
Chicken Divan 

Cube some chicken breasts. 
Cut up broccoli florets to about the same size as the chicken. 
Place in bottom of an 8 x 10 ish glass or metal pan, spray with a little cooking spray.

Can of Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup, into blender with a little chicken broth for the sauce, just till creamy. Add about 1/2 cup mayo and blend again. 

Pour the sauce over the chicken and broccoli .

Grated cheddar cheese over the top of the sauce, cover with foil and bake at 350 for about 45 min till everything is cooked through.

I might (or you could) uncover for the last 15 min baking time and sprinkle with Parmesan or panko to make a crunchy crust on top. 

Goes right over rice and delish!

Sep 21, 2022 01:19 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Canned Tuna with Mayo, Celery, Onion on Lettuce is the best option.

Sep 21, 2022 11:42 AM