Baked Chicken Salad

Diet types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Kelly from Missouri.

Portions: 6

Serving size: 1/6 of recipe


  • 12 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup canned mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 cup canned water chestnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco® sauce
  • 1 cup chow mein noodles, crushed


    1. Boil chicken breasts until cooked through. Drain.
    2. Dice chicken.  Measure 2 cups to use in the recipe.
    3. Drain and rinse mushrooms.
    4. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except for chow mein noodles. Mix well.
    5. Place in a greased 9" x 9" baking dish. Sprinkle noodles on top.
    6. Bake at 350° F for 30 minutes.
    7. Slice into 6 equal portions and serve. 

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  298
  • Protein  16 g
  • Carbohydrates  9 g
  • Fat  22 g
  • Cholesterol  50 mg
  • Sodium  283 mg
  • Potassium  192 mg
  • Phosphorus  117 mg
  • Calcium  34 mg
  • Fiber  0.9 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 1/2 starch
  • 1/2 vegetable, low potassium
  • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • Makes a nice entrée for brunch.
    • Use fat-free sour cream, fat-free mayonnaise and low-fat chow mein noodles to lower fat to 3 grams and calories to 150 per serving.
    • Sodium varies between brands. Compare labels and choose the lowest sodium brand of mushrooms, mayonnaise, water chestnuts and chow mein noodles.
    • Try this dish hot or cold.

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Baked Chicken Salad
marianna says:

I prepared this, but made a few revisions. I used fresh mushrooms and Sautéed them and I crushed up cornflakes and a small amount of Frenches Fried Onions for my topping. It was delicious and my husband liked it. I will make this again and again!

Jan. 17, 2012, 11:05 AM - Inappropriate review?
Baked Chicken Salad

I made this tonight, it was quite good, I believe I would add some curry powder. One teaspoon adds 3 mg of sodium, 22mg phosphorus and 97 mg of potassium.

Jul. 13, 2008, 4:02 PM - Inappropriate review?

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