Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  193
  • Protein  11 g
  • Carbohydrates  21 g
  • Fat  8 g
  • Cholesterol  34 mg
  • Sodium  187 mg
  • Potassium  140 mg
  • Phosphorus  66 mg
  • Calcium  13 mg
  • Fiber  0.8 g

Tex-Mex Wings

Developed by a DaVita dietitian, these Tex-Mex Wings for a kidney diet is sure to ignite your tastebuds.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis

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

Portions: 12     Serving size: 2 wings


  • 8 ounces canned diced green chili peppers
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 24 chicken wing drummettes


    1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
    2. Combine all ingredients except chicken in a large bowl.
    3. Add chicken and toss to coat.
    4. Place chicken in a baking dish and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Check for doneness.
    5. Serve hot or place in a covered warming dish or crock pot on low setting until ready to serve.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 1-1/2 meat
    • 1/2 fat
    • 1-1/2 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Buy fresh wing drummettes at the grocery. A 1-1/4 pound package contains approximately 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.
  • Choose lowest sodium brand barbecue sauce or instead of using commercial barbecue sauce, serve with's recipe for Zesty Barbecue Sauce. Sodium content is much lower.
  • Look for the lowest sodium brand of green chili peppers. Sodium varies greatly between brands.

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Tex-Mex Wings

hunnykins says:


Ok who only eats just 2? Wings don't exactly fill you up unless you eat several.

Sep. 17, 2011, 7:22 PM - Inappropriate review?

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