Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  335
  • Protein  32 g
  • Carbohydrates  42 g
  • Fat  4 g
  • Cholesterol  70 mg
  • Sodium  118 mg
  • Potassium  521 mg
  • Phosphorus  290 mg
  • Calcium  59 mg
  • Fiber  3.3 g

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie is a classic, kidney-friendly recipe that will be at your dinner table more than once.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Elizabeth from Pennsylvania.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 2 cups


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
  • 12 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups potatoes, peeled, diced small
  • 1-1/2 cups carrots, sliced
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 12 ounces farfelle pasta


  1. In a large saucepan, place chicken, water and seasonings. Heat to boiling. 
  2. Reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes. 
  3. Place diced potatoes in a large pot of room temperature water and bring to a boil. remove from heat, drain water and add fresh room temperature water. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  4. Remove chicken from pan and set aside. Skim fat from broth. 
  5. Add carrots, celery and onion to broth and heat to boiling. Cook for 5 minutes. 
  6. Stir in boiled potatoes, parsley and bows and boil 14 minutes or until bows are tender. 
  7. Cut chicken into pieces and stir into pot pie mixture; heat through and serve.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Farfelle pasta is also known as pot pie bows.
  • The potatoes are double cooked to remove part of the potassium. If you are not on a low potassium diet you can skip this step.
  • Freeze leftovers in individual portions for a quick meal later.
  • You can reduce the chicken to 1 pound if you are on a lower protein diet. 

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Chicken Pot Pie

Stanwat says:


As is very bland and not pot pie. Found a much better recipe full if flavor and approved for dialysis patients. Chicken Pot Pie Stew Serves 8 Ingredients 1 1/2 lbs natural fresh chicken breast, boneless, skinless 2 quarts low-sodium chicken stock 1/4 cup canola oil 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup fresh carrots, diced 1/2 cup onion, diced 1/4 cup celery, diced 1 T black pepper 1 T salt-free Italian seasoning 2 T salt-free chicken bouillon powder 1/2 cup fresh frozen sweet peas, thawed 1/2 cup light cream 1 frozen piecrust, cooked and broken into bite-size pieces Directions 1. Pound chicken to tenderize, quick-freeze for 30 minutes for easy cutting, then cube. 2. Put chicken and stock in large stockpot and cook on medium-high heat for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, mix oil and flour until well blended. Then slowly pour and stir into chicken broth mixture until slightly thickened. Reduce heat to medium-low or low for 15 minutes. 3. Add carrots, onion, celery, black pepper, Italian seasoning, and bouillon. Cook for an additional 15 minutes. Turn off heat, and then add peas and cream. Stir until mixed well. 4. Serve in mugs and top with equal amounts of piecrust as garnish. Nutrient Analysis per 1-cup serving Calories: 419; Protein: 30 g; Carbohydrate: 24 g; Total fat: 22 g; Sat fat: 7 g; Trans fat: 0 g; Cholesterol: 94 mg; Potassium: 412 mg; Phosphorus: 229 mg; Sodium: 296 mg

Sep. 21, 2014, 1:20 AM - Inappropriate review?

Chicken Pot Pie

GaryDe says:


Did not enjoy this one. The recipe was too bland. Needed more pepper and thyme at least. This was not what I imagine when I hear pot pie. This was more like a chicken soup with lots of noodles. I have enjoyed most recipes that I have tried, but would not make this again. My chicken soup is more flavorful than this even without any salt. So sorry for my rudeness.

Oct. 15, 2013, 4:08 PM - Inappropriate review?

Chicken Pot Pie

wreepete says:


Made this yesterday, family & I enjoyed this very much! Will make again.

Mar. 21, 2013, 11:28 AM - Inappropriate review?

Chicken Pot Pie

marsham618 says:


This was extremely bland. Is there some way to give it more taste?

Feb. 21, 2012, 1:42 PM - Inappropriate review?

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