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Chicken Mexican

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  377
  • Protein  24 g
  • Carbohydrates  41 g
  • Fat  13 g
  • Cholesterol  53 mg
  • Sodium  286 mg
  • Potassium  400 mg
  • Phosphorus  202 mg
  • Calcium  25 mg
  • Fiber  2.6 g

Chicken Fajitas with Pineapple Salsa

Chicken Fajitas with Pineapple Salsa adds a burst of pinapple flavor to a tasty Mexican dish. This spicy meal is a treat for the whole family and recommended on a kidney-friendly diet.

Diet types:

  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe from “Cooking for David: A Culinary Dialysis Cookbook” by Sara Colman, RD, CSR, CDE and Dorothy Gordon, RN. Recipe modified and submitted by DaVita dietitian Heather from Georgia.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 2 fajitas and 2 tablespoons salsa


    • 8 flour tortillas, 6" size
    • 2 tablespoons canola oil
    • 12 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 2 teaspoons chili powder
    • 1/2 teaspoons cumin
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
    • 1/4 cup chopped red pepper
    • 1/2 cup chopped onion
    • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 
    • 1/2 cup Pineapple Salsa (see recipe under Sauces and Seasonings)


  1. Preheat oven to 300° F. Wrap tortillas in foil; heat in oven for 10 minutes.
  2. Cut chicken breats into 1" strips.
  3. Place oil in nonstick frying pan over medium heat; add chicken, seasonings and lemon juice. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Add peppers and onion to frying pan; cook for 3 to 5 minutes more or until chicken is no longer pink and juice run clear. Add cilantro to chicken mixture.
  5. Divide chicken mixture between tortillas; fold tortillas over. Serve each with 1 tablespoon of pineapple salsa.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 3 meat
    • 2 starch
    • 1 vegetable, low potassium
    • 1/2 fruit, low potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • One serving makes a complete meal.
  • Nutritional information is for 2 fajitas plus 2 tablespoons pineapples salsa.
  • Adjust the amount of chicken to match your meal plan for a lower or higher protein diet.

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Chicken Fajitas with Pineapple Salsa

regangmaxwell says:


The taste of this dish has great balance.

Jul. 10, 2010, 12:06 PM - Inappropriate review?

Chicken Fajitas with Pineapple Salsa

regangmaxwell says:


The taste of this dish has great balance.

Jul. 10, 2010, 12:06 PM - Inappropriate review?

Chicken Fajitas with Pineapple Salsa

swramsay says:



Feb. 19, 2009, 6:54 PM - Inappropriate review?

Chicken Fajitas with Pineapple Salsa



This had a great flavor and loved the combination of spicy and sweet. I would just substitute parsley for the cilantro since I'm not a cilantro fan.

Sep. 30, 2008, 1:12 PM - Inappropriate review?

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