Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  176
  • Protein  2
  • Carbohydrates  16
  • Fat  11
  • Cholesterol  0
  • Sodium  60
  • Potassium  22
  • Phosphorus  23
  • Calcium  3
  • Fiber  0.5

Flour Tortilla Chips

DaVita dietitians have put together a regional menu of favorite kidney-friendly foods from the Southwest. Here is a kidney-friendly recipe for Flour Tortilla Chips.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Kara from Arizona.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 8 chips


  • 6 flour tortillas, 6" size
  • 1/2 cup canola oil


  1. Cut each tortilla into 8 wedge-shaped pieces.
  2. Heat oil in heavy skillet using enough to cover 1/4” of the skillet.
  3. When oil is hot add tortilla pieces and toss until golden brown and crisp.
  4. Remove chips and drain on paper towels.
  5. Store chips in airtight container until ready to eat.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Check to see if oil is hot enough by placing one piece of flour tortilla in skillet. If oil forms small bubbles around the chip, it is hot enough.
  • For a sweet twist, sprinkle a mixture of sugar or sweetener and cinnamon over hot chips immediately after removing from the skillet.

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Flour Tortilla Chips

srandhawa__ says:


I thought these were easy and overall accepted well at our clinic. They would probably be very good with the "Are you kidding me Artichoke Dip".

Jul. 06, 2011, 6:00 AM - Inappropriate review?

Flour Tortilla Chips

maljjs says:


Where do you get 6" (or any size) flour tortilla that have only 60 mg sodium??? I've looked everywhere and cannot find any flour tortillas containing less than 220 mg sodium. Moderator comment: Try the flour tortilla recipe on Easy to make and you control the sodium!

Jun. 25, 2011, 11:38 AM - Inappropriate review?

Flour Tortilla Chips



Could these chips be baked instead of fried to lower fat content?

Feb. 10, 2009, 7:20 AM - Inappropriate review?

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