Chicken Fajitas

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Diet types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • 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


  • 8 flour tortillas, 6" size
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 12 ounces boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup  green pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup  red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup  onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup  cilantro, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 300° F. Wrap tortillas in foil; heat in oven for 10 minutes.
  2. Cut chicken breasts 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.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  343
  • Protein  24 g
  • Carbohydrates  33 g
  • Fat  13 g
  • Cholesterol  53 mg
  • Sodium  281 mg
  • Potassium  331 mg
  • Phosphorus  196 mg
  • Calcium  23 mg
  • Fiber  2.0 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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


Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • For a lower protein diet decrease chicken portion to match your meal plan.

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Chicken Fajitas
MGD2Lite says:

Robyn4254 I have found if you can find FAJITA size flour tortillas, they are slightly smaller, and Sodium ranges from 134 to about 180, depending on the brand. I even recently found them at my local Wal-Mart...they were 180. Also, Low Carb from Mission at Target stores with a grocery, about 8 in a package, are lower sodium as well. because MAKING them is an ALL DAY THING...and who has time for that ???! Another alternative, that I LOVE...put this in a Lettuce leaf...any kind...really refreshes the whole experience.

Sep. 23, 2014, 7:59 PM - Inappropriate review?
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robyn4254 says:

I need help with this recipe we looked for tortilla and they all had more sodium in them than whole recipe is ther a special brand to use ? Dietitian comment: Unfortunately most commercially prepared flour tortillas now contain baking powder, and some have salt in addition. This really drives up the sodium content. This was not the case when the recipe was created years ago. Try making your own flour tortillas using the Flour Tortillas recipe with only 60 mg sodium each.

Sep. 19, 2014, 12:01 PM - Inappropriate review?
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jesusnbach says:

What would be a good kidney friendly side dish for this? Dietitian comment: Try the Mexican Rice recipe in the Pasta, Rice & Grains category.

Feb. 05, 2014, 12:13 PM - Inappropriate review?
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alldayz1 says:

along with these fajitas can you hae small portion of mexican rice ? i am new and trying to figure the meal planner for my meals. have tried these are very good. Dietitian comment: Yes you can. Check out the new features in DaVita Diet Helper that allow you to use My Meal Creations to [INVALID] recipes from and plan a meal and see the nutrients as you plan.

Jan. 09, 2014, 4:00 PM - Inappropriate review?
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TerriWhite says:

Can you tell me where I can find how much of each food choice you can eat each day. This recipe says 3 meat 2 starch and 1 vegetable so how much do you eat in one day total? Dietitian comment: These amounts come from your meal plan. Ask your dietitian for a meal plan based on your protein and calorie requirements.

Oct. 30, 2013, 9:06 AM - Inappropriate review?
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pedinurse says:

My family really enjoyed these. I felt like I was cheating on my diet but I wasn't.

Oct. 03, 2013, 1:41 PM - Inappropriate review?
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Delicious Ilove tex mex foods and this fit the bill!

Aug. 11, 2013, 9:29 AM - Inappropriate review?
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One of my favorites:-)

Mar. 28, 2013, 9:34 AM - Inappropriate review?
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Feb. 28, 2013, 3:53 PM - Inappropriate review?
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Charlene58 says:

These were delicious, even without the cilantro!

Oct. 24, 2012, 11:36 AM - Inappropriate review?
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Just made this last night for my family. It was delicious!! best meal I have made from this site so far. The kids even liked it. We also decided to add corn to it and we cut back on the spicy seasonings for the kiddos. defiantly saving this one to my favs.

Oct. 13, 2012, 9:37 AM - Inappropriate review?
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I made this for the first time today and it is VERY good! I will definitely make it again!

Aug. 22, 2012, 2:03 PM - Inappropriate review?
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Syble says:

Since I am on a kidney-friendly diet now, I tried these tonight and they were really good, I didn't have fresh cilantro so I put in about a 1/4 tsp of powdered, added a little Mrs.Dash also.I will definetly try these again!!<3<3<3

Jul. 30, 2012, 6:16 PM - Inappropriate review?
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jpardue says:

Very good! It was quite spicy - might be too much for children, but the adults in our family enjoyed. Will be using this recipe again.

Mar. 30, 2012, 4:11 PM - Inappropriate review?
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hunnykins says:

Why can't this be for CKD non -dialysis? Moderator comment: You are correct--it can be for CKD non-dialysis. Simply adjust the chicken portion if you need a lower protein meal. I have changed the recipe to reflect this.

Sep. 17, 2011, 7:34 PM - Inappropriate review?
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cbmiller says:

Made this tonight for dinner and it is actually very good! Next time however I think I will cut down the chili was a bit spicy but very tasty and one I will use again.

Aug. 12, 2010, 7:03 PM - Inappropriate review?
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Actually was pretty tasty...

Jul. 08, 2009, 10:26 PM - Inappropriate review?

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