Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  400
  • Protein  30 g
  • Carbohydrates  45 g
  • Fat  11 g
  • Cholesterol  60 mg
  • Sodium  328 mg
  • Potassium  455 mg
  • Phosphorus  270 mg
  • Calcium  33 mg
  • Fiber  3.5 g

Easy Chicken and Pasta Dinner

Easy is a word most of us want to see on a new recipe. Chicken and pasta are two foods that combine to make a tasty meal. DaVita dialysis patient, Michael, came up with this delicious recipe for Easy Chicken and Pasta Dinner by adding red bell peppers, zucchini and low-sodium Italian dressing to the chicken and pasta to provide a zesty and hearty meal. This all-in-one dinner, submitted by DaVita renal dietitian, Mary Anne from California, is easy-to-prepare, kidney-friendly and mouthwatering.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe created by DaVita dialysis patient, Michael, and submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Mary Anne from California.

Portions: 2     Serving size: 1 cup pasta, 2-1/2 oz chicken, 2/3 cup vegetables


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup zucchini, sliced
  • 2 cups cooked pasta, any shape
  • 5 ounces cooked chicken breast
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium Italian dressing 


  1. In a nonstick skillet, heat olive oil and sauté zucchini and peppers until tender-crisp. Remove to a plate.
  2. Cut chicken into strips.
  3. Heat cooked pasta and chicken strips in microwave in separate dishes.
  4. Toss pasta with Italian dressing. Top with chicken strips and sautéed vegetables.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Do some pre-preparation to make this into a quick dinner. Cook a large pot of pasta, drain and refrigerate for use in this dish and other pasta dishes.
  • Broil or barbeque a pound of chicken breasts or thighs. Refrigerate and use for this recipe and other chicken dishes during the week.
  • If you require a lower protein diet adjust the portion of chicken in this dish. 

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Easy Chicken and Pasta Dinner



Cooked it with spiral noodles. A nice summer dish. The Italian dressing gives it a nice flavor without overpowering the pasta, and vegetables. I also added diced onions to it for an even better flavor.

Sep. 29, 2009, 10:34 AM - Inappropriate review?

Easy Chicken and Pasta Dinner

Christopher Benio says:


I didn't have zucchini,I used yellow squash,and low sodium ranch. Over linguine.

May. 29, 2009, 1:40 PM - Inappropriate review?

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