Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  285
  • Protein  29 g
  • Carbohydrates  23 g
  • Fat  9 g
  • Cholesterol  105 mg
  • Sodium  244 mg
  • Potassium  386 mg
  • Phosphorus  253 mg
  • Calcium  36 mg
  • Fiber  1.1 g

Homemade Chicken and Dumplings (or Turkey)

Today,in our world of fast and convenience foods,we can forget that simple foods made with basic ingredients are usually more delicious and satisfying. Donna,a DaVita renal dietitian from Texas,shares her down home recipe for Homemade Chicken and Dumplings and invites you to add this meal to your healthy renal diet. Here’s a recipe you can follow for a dish that will be scrumptious and keep you successful on your dialysis diet.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes


Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Donna from Texas.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 1-1/4 cups

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds roasting chicken, cut up
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mrs. Dash® herb seasoning blend
  • 3 cups potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/4” thick
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 cup  all-purpose white flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 3 tablesspoons chopped fresh parsley

Preparation

  1. Peel and slice potatoes. Soak in a lage pot of water for 3-4 hours to remove some of the potassium, or boil potatoes for 5 minutes, drain water, then add fresh water and cook until tender.
    Place chicken or turkey pieces in Dutch oven with 6 cups water. Add celery, salt, pepper and herb seasoning. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered for 60 minutes or until tender. Remove meat from bones and set aside.
  2. Add leached or double-boiled potatoes and onion to broth. Bring broth to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender, approximately 15 minutes. Remove vegetables with slotted spoon and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix flour and butter together with a fork. Add egg and 2 tablespoons water; mix with fork until ingredients are moistened.
  4. Roll out dough 1/3” thick. With a sharp knife, cut dough into strips. 
  5. Add noodle strips to broth and cook for 15 minutes (If using prepackaged dumpling noodles, simply add them to the broth at this time.)
  6. Add vegetables and meat to the broth and simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 4 meat
  • 1-1/2 starch
  • 1/2 vegetable, medium potassium

Carbohydrate choices

1-1/2

Helpful hints

  • For convenience, you can use a package of prepared dumpling noodles like Mary B’s® brand, which can be found in the frozen food section of your grocery store.
  • If you are on a protein-modified diet, select a smaller 2.5-pound chicken to reduce protein to 21 grams per serving. 
  • Substitute 3 turkey legs, skinned, boned and chopped for chicken. 
 

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