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Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  316
  • Protein  22 g
  • Carbohydrates  39 g
  • Fat  8 g
  • Cholesterol  82 mg
  • Sodium  144 mg
  • Potassium  234 mg
  • Phosphorus  201 mg
  • Calcium  28 mg
  • Fiber  0.8 g

Easy Crispy Lemon Chicken

Chicken is a great source of quality protein. People on dialysis need quality protein in their diets to help them keep up their albumin levels and stay healthy. But chicken doesn’t have to be boring. DaVita renal dietitian, Dee from Nevada, provides a tasty main dish that makes having chicken a special occasion. Easy Crispy Lemon Chicken is fresh and zesty.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe created by Phyllis, mother-in-law of DaVita renal dietitian Dee in Nevada.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 3 ounces chicken plus 2/3 cup cooked rice


  • 4 cups cooked white rice
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash® herb seasoning  blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons water 
  • 1/2 cups all-purpose white flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 6 lemon wedges for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley for garnish 


  1. Prepare rice according to package directions, omitting salt.
  2. Cut chicken into finger-like slices; season with Mrs. Dash® herb seasoning, salt and pepper.
  3. In a medium bowl beat the egg and water until combined.
  4. Dip chicken in eggs and then in flour. Make sure you cover both sides with flour.
  5. Heat olive oil in a non-stick frying pan. 
  6. Sauté chicken in the pan until golden brown on both sides. If desired, sauté with lemon wedges for flavor and garnish. Be careful not to over cook chicken. 
  7. Squeeze lemon halves onto chicken throughout sautéing.
  8. Right before removing chicken from pan, squeeze last drops of lemon juice onto chicken.
  9. Take chicken out of pan. Blot excess oil from chicken with paper towels to keep it crispy.
  10. Divide chicken into four servings and place each serving on top of 2/3 cup of white rice. 
  11. Garnish chicken and rice with lemon wedges and fresh parsley.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2-1/2 meat
  • 2-1/2 starch

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • If desired, omit salt and pepper and increase Mrs. Dash® herb seasoning to 2 teaspoons.
  • When removing chicken from frying pan, remove any lemon seeds that may have dropped onto the chicken pieces.
  • Use any type of plain white rice. If desired, add an extra tablespoon of parsley to rice after cooking.
  • Weight of chicken portion includes breading; yield is approximately 2 ounces chicken. Adjust portion to match your meal plan based on yoiur protein needs.

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Easy Crispy Lemon Chicken

Chivoville says:


Very quick to prepare and very good. We don't keep salt in the house so I omitted that ingredient, but added some lemon pepper Mrs. Dash. We love fried chicken, and I have tried making it before without salt and it was terrible, but the lemon in this recipe makes all the difference. Plan to make this again soon!

Aug. 23, 2014, 8:56 PM - Inappropriate review?

Easy Crispy Lemon Chicken

CManczuk says:


Quick, fresh, and tasty!

May. 23, 2014, 4:02 PM - Inappropriate review?

Easy Crispy Lemon Chicken

cats says:


This WAS very easy to make and it was delicious. Very flavorful also.

Sep. 20, 2011, 10:04 PM - Inappropriate review?

Easy Crispy Lemon Chicken



Easy and fantastic!! Very flavorful. Could be used as an appetizer or finger food at a party or for dinner or lunch. Yummy

Feb. 10, 2009, 3:54 PM - Inappropriate review?

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