Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  265
  • Protein  27 g
  • Carbohydrates  1 g
  • Fat  17 g
  • Cholesterol  73 mg
  • Sodium  65 mg
  • Potassium  252 mg
  • Phosphorus  200 mg
  • Calcium  31 mg
  • Fiber  0.3 g

Grilled Marinated Chicken

A wonderful main dish that compliments any salad is kidney-friendly Grilled Marinated Chicken. If you get the chicken started first, it can marinate while you make a side or a salad. Or, put the chicken in a zipper bag and let it marinate overnight. Whichever way is the most time-efficient for you, that’s the way to go!

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe provided by DaVita renal dietitian Lori from Texas.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 1/2 chicken breast (2 fillets)


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme


  1. Slice breast halves in half crosswise, making two thin fillets from each.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients in a zip-top bag and mix well.
  3. Add chicken to the bag. Seal and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours or longer, turning occasionally.
  4. Remove chicken from marinade and grill over medium heat until done, turning once.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3-1/2 meat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Use a meat thermometer to determine when chicken is done. It should reach 170°F.
  • Too cold to grill? Use your broiler to cook the chicken. See the article Broiling foods on the kidney diet for tips on broiling.
  • If you are on a lower protein diet you can reduce the portion to 1 fillet or the amount to specified in your meal plan.

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Grilled Marinated Chicken

hkuber2012 says:


Made this earlier today for tonite's menu---so simple and great thing-NO SALT... As my mom would say "it's an explosion of tastes in your mouth".

Aug. 22, 2012, 2:23 PM - Inappropriate review?

Grilled Marinated Chicken

srandhawa__ says:


This was really easy and delicious. These are all easy ingredients to keep on hand and throw together for a great marinade!

Jul. 06, 2011, 5:54 AM - Inappropriate review?

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