Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  200
  • Protein  11 g
  • Carbohydrates  3 g
  • Fat  16 g
  • Cholesterol  34 mg
  • Sodium  67 mg
  • Potassium  88 mg
  • Phosphorus  62 mg
  • Calcium  13 mg
  • Fiber  0.3 g

Lemonade Wings

It's a new, kidney-friendly twist on classic wings. Try Lemonade Wings for the kidney diet.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted DaVita dietitian Kathy, MS, RD, LDN, CSR, from Pennsylvania.

Portions: 12     Serving size: 2 wings


    • 24 chicken wing drummettes
    • 1/4 cup onion
    • 4 teaspoons fresh rosemary
    • 1/4 cup canola oil
    • 1/4 cup butter
    • 1 cup lemonade
    • 2 teaspoons black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F. 
  2. Chop onion and rosemary.
  3. Place chicken wings in a baking dish.
  4. Add all remaining ingredients to a saucepan and cook for 3 minutes.
  5. Pour mixture over chicken and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Test for doneness.
  6. Serve hot or place in a covered warming dish or crock pot until ready to serve.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 1-1/2 meat
    • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • Carbohydrate content is less than 1 gram if sugar-free lemonade is used.
    • Buy fresh wing drummettes at the grocery. A 1-1/4 pound package contains 12 drummettes.  If unavailable, ask your butcher to cut whole chicken wings into drummette size.
    • Boneless chicken pieces may be used in this recipe. Check for doneness after 20 minutes.

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Lemonade Wings

2happy says:


Suggest covering with foil, bake for 30 min., Stir, return to oven for 30 min. Stir and remove foil then bake for another 30 min. They will melt in your mouth. Very tender. I think I will add a little fresh lemon juice the next time. Definitely a keeper!

Mar. 23, 2010, 8:23 PM - Inappropriate review?

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