Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  235
  • Protein  17 g
  • Carbohydrates  17 g
  • Fat  11 g
  • Cholesterol  34 mg
  • Sodium  145 mg
  • Potassium  346 mg
  • Phosphorus  162 mg
  • Calcium  30 mg
  • Fiber  2.5 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: 8     Serving size: 1-1/3 cup


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


    1. Trim the ends off the Brussels sprouts and steam the sprouts until just tender.
    2. Cook pasta according to directions on package but omitting the salt.
    3. While pasta is cooking, drain Brussels sprouts and set aside.
    4. Heat butter and oil and sauté green onions in skillet.
    5. Add red peppers and Brussels sprouts, stirring until just golden on the edges. 
    6. Add soy sauce and let vegetable mixture stand covered until pasta is done.
    7. Heat chicken in microwave if needed.
    8. Toss pasta, chicken and cooked vegetables in a bowl.
    9. 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. Six ounces dry (1-1/2 cup) yields 3 cups cooked.
  • 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.
  • Increase the amount of chicken for a 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.

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