Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  264
  • Protein  20 g
  • Carbohydrates  19 g
  • Fat  11 g
  • Cholesterol  55 mg
  • Sodium  228 mg
  • Potassium  416 mg
  • Phosphorus  217 mg
  • Calcium  33 mg
  • Fiber  3.6 g

Chicken Pasta with Brussels Sprouts

Easy to prepare and exceptionally renal-friendly, Jamie's Chicken Pasta with Brussels Sprouts is loaded with lean protein and is, quite frankly, delicious.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Original recipe from, modified and submitted by DaVita dietitian Jamie from New Mexico.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 1-1/3 cup


  • 1/2 cup green onions
  • 1/2 cup sweet red pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen Brussels sprouts
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked whole wheat rotini pasta
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked chicken, cubed 


    1. Chop the green onions and red peppers.
    2. Trim the ends off the Brussels sprouts and boil or steam until just tender.
    3. Cook pasta according to directions on package but omitting the salt.
    4. While pasta is cooking, drain Brussels sprouts and set aside.
    5. Heat butter and oil and sauté green onions in skillet.
    6. Add red peppers and Brussels sprouts, stirring until just golden on the edges. 
    7. Add soy sauce and let vegetable mixture stand covered until pasta is done.
    8. Heat chicken in microwave if needed.
    9. Toss pasta, chicken and cooked vegetables in a bowl.
    10. Serve immediately while hot. 

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 1 starch
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium 

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Rotini is also known as corkscrew pasta. Three ounces dry (3/4 cup) yields 1-1/2 cups cooked. This recipe calls for whole wheat but you can substitute refined rotini if desired. Potassium and phosphorus will be slightly lower.
  • You can bake boneless, skinless chicken breast or tenderloins in a 425°F oven for 18-25 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Pound the breasts to an even thickness for more even cooking.
  • Adjust the amount of chicken for a lower or higher protein meal.

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Chicken Pasta with Brussels Sprouts

sharon murray says:


I rely on your FOOD ANALYZER. Prod. in Groc. stores usually do not list phosphos. or potass.. Thank you for this aid. My 2nd nephrol. still hasn't mentioned diet even though she knows I am not going to do dialysis or transplant.

Oct. 20, 2010, 7:57 PM - Inappropriate review?

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