Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  265
  • Protein  34 g
  • Carbohydrates  24 g
  • Fat  15 g
  • Cholesterol  86 mg
  • Sodium  70 mg
  • Potassium  564 mg
  • Phosphorus  240 mg
  • Calcium  22 mg
  • Fiber  1.0 g

California Pork Chops

Protein lovers, your attention please! Pork gets the star treatment in this recipe by DaVita renal dietitian, Carol from California. California Pork Chops are kidney-friendly and easy to make with Carol’s step-by-step cooking instructions. Simple, snappy and sensational!

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Carol from California.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 1 pork chop, 1/2 stuffed pepper


    • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
    • 1/2 cup chives
    • 2 large green bell peppers
    • 1 pound 1” thick boneless pork chops
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
    • 2 cups cooked rice
    • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 lime


    1. Chop cilantro and slice chives. Cut bell peppers in half crosswise and remove stems and seeds.
    2. Brush pork chops with lime juice, then sprinkle with cilantro.
    3. Arrange flat in a microwave-safe dish.
    4. Mix rice, chives, crumbled oregano, pepper, cumin and melted butter together.
    5. Fill each pepper half with rice mixture and place in the dish with pork chops.
    6. Cover dish with vented plastic wrap and microwave on high for 8 to 10 minutes. Rotate the dish a quarter turn twice, until chops are slightly pink in center when tested with a sharp knife.
    7. Remove from microwave and let stand covered for 5 minutes, until pork is no longer pink. Garnish with lime wedges and serve right away.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 4 meat
  • 1-1/2 starch
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Refrigerate or freeze extra servings for a quick meal later.
  • For a lower protein diet change serving size to 1/2 pork chop or the amount recommended on your meal plan.

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California Pork Chops

stefaniebarber says:


can you put this in the oven? Dietitian comment: Yes I suggest covering with foil and cooking at 350 F for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue cooking for 5-10 minutes.

Jun. 25, 2013, 7:00 PM - Inappropriate review?

California Pork Chops

lynnvega says:


i made this for my brothe yesterday his a dialysis patient and he liked it alot :-)

Dec. 31, 2011, 1:15 PM - Inappropriate review?

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