Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  420
  • Protein  36 g
  • Carbohydrates  44 g
  • Fat  11 g
  • Cholesterol  120 mg
  • Sodium  178 mg
  • Potassium  567 mg
  • Phosphorus  359 mg
  • Calcium  94 mg
  • Fiber  5.1 g

Chicken and Vegetable Bake

If you’re a “purist,” and like your food fresh, natural and lightly seasoned, if at all, DaVita renal dietitian Eileen from New York has a kidney-friendly recipe for you. Chicken and Vegetable Bake calls for unsalted chicken broth, so it’s sodium-lite. Red pepper, dry mustard and black pepper seasonings delicately combine so honest food flavor shines through!

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Eileen from New York.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 6 ounces or 1/6th recipe


  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast 
  • 16 ounces medium-sized egg noodles
  • 10 ounces frozen carrots, cut julienne-style
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 medium red pepper, chopped
  • 10 ounces frozen, chopped broccoli, thawed and drained
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted 


  1. Heat oven to 350 °F.
  2. Coat a 3-quart, rectangular baking dish with non-stick spray. Set the dish aside.
  3. Cook noodles according to package directions omitting salt. Drain, rinse with cold water, and set aside.
  4. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  5. Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Cook chicken pieces for 3 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.
  6. Transfer chicken to a large bowl.
  7. Add onion, pepper, broccoli and carrots to skillet. Cook and stir until veggies are tender.
  8. Dump veggies into bowl with chicken and stir in broth, dry mustard, pepper and noodles.
  9. Spoon mixture into baking dish.
  10. Mix bread crumbs and melted butter together. Sprinkle over chicken mixture.
  11. Bake, covered, for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 30 minutes, until heated through.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • When cooking veggies in skillet, add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil, if needed.
  • Serve with a tossed salad and red wine vinegar dressing, plus a dinner roll with unsalted butter.
  • A delicious beverage choice is apple or cranberry juice (not calcium fortified or enriched) or fresh brewed iced tea with lemon.
  • Extra portions freeze well for a quick meal later.

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Chicken and Vegetable Bake

lizard says:


Awful, actually inedible. Even with only 8 oz of noodles it was extremely dry and tasteless. We also thought there were way too many carrots

Apr. 18, 2011, 8:02 PM - Inappropriate review?

Chicken and Vegetable Bake

mirumir0 says:


Nice bake. Unfortunately author made a mistake asking for 16 ounces of noodles, while one pack of egg noodles only has 8 ounces. Let me tell you, 2 packs, e.g. 16 oz, was way too much. Otherwise it's quite tasty!

Nov. 03, 2010, 6:53 AM - Inappropriate review?

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