Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  232
  • Protein  29 g
  • Carbohydrates  11 g
  • Fat  8 g
  • Cholesterol  85 mg
  • Sodium  118 mg
  • Potassium  323 mg
  • Phosphorus  225 mg
  • Calcium  34 mg
  • Fiber  1.2 g

Chicken and Apple Curry

Add some spice to your kidney diet with Monica’s delicious Chicken and Apple Curry. Monica, a DaVita renal dietitian from Minnesota, creates a kidney-friendly curry dish by replacing cow’s milk with rice milk and using a low-sodium chicken broth.

Diet types:

  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Monica from Minnesota.

Portions: 8     Serving size: one chicken breast with sauce


  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 medium apples, peeled, cored, and finely chopped
  • 2 small onions, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried basil
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup rice milk, unenriched


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Arrange chicken breasts in a single layer in a 9” x 13” (or larger) baking dish, adding pepper to taste. Set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, sauté apple, onion and garlic in butter over a medium heat until tender.
  4. Add curry powder and basil; mix well, and sauté for another minute.
  5. Stir in the flour, and continue to cook one minute longer.
  6. Add chicken broth and rice milk, stirring well. Remove from heat.
  7. Pour sauce mixture over chicken breasts, and bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until chicken is done.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 4 meat
  • 1/2 starch
  • 1/4 fruit, low potassium 

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Monica recommends Swanson’s® low-sodium chicken broth. By definition, low sodium broth contains no more than 140 mg sodium per cup.
  • To prevent spills in the oven, you can cover the chicken before baking.
  • Chicken and Apple Curry is great with steamed white rice.
  • This is a high protein meal. If you are on a lower protein diet, adjust the portion according to your meal plan.

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Chicken and Apple Curry

retiredteacher says:


This was delicious. I only changed the rice milk to non dairy creamer with a little extra broth as was suggested. It was easy to make. A real keeper! In your hints section I see that you recommend Swanson's low sodium chicken broth....with less than 140 mg of sodium per cup. Actually Swanson's 33% less sodium still has 570mg per cup. The Swanson's unsalted cooking stock has 130mg per cup. I have also found Pacific brand organic low sodium chicken broth at Whole Foods that has 70mg in a cup.

Aug. 23, 2013, 5:57 PM - Inappropriate review?

Chicken and Apple Curry

JeffinBR says:


This is extremely good. I use boneless breast tenderloins (smaller pieces and less cutting). In addition, I double the apples, onions, and curry powder. I also add about a teaspoon of garam masala for a little extra taste. NOTE: you can make your own rice milk. There are a lot of good DIY rice milk recipes on the internet.

Nov. 30, 2012, 11:40 AM - Inappropriate review?

Chicken and Apple Curry

Dookee58 says:


Query: What can be substituted for rice milk and not get into trouble? Thanks. Moderator comment: I suggest increasing the low sodium chicken broth to 1-1/2 cup and add 1/2 cup nondairy creamer instead of the rice milk.

Oct. 20, 2012, 10:31 AM - Inappropriate review?

Chicken and Apple Curry

GeorgeHarris says:


Because this is a high protein meal, I would cut chicken into smaller pieces, maybe Ben consider weighing it into two ounce pieces. Also ad a couple more apples and one or two more tablespoonful of Madras curry powder since We like our curry spicy.

Apr. 09, 2012, 6:34 PM - Inappropriate review?

Chicken and Apple Curry



My father absolutely loves this! So far, it's his favorite DaVita recipe.

Dec. 28, 2009, 11:07 AM - Inappropriate review?

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