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Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  238
  • Protein  31 g
  • Carbohydrates  5 g
  • Fat  10 g
  • Cholesterol  73 mg
  • Sodium  97 mg
  • Potassium  364 mg
  • Phosphorus  225 mg
  • Calcium  27 mg
  • Fiber  0.9 g

Lemon Thyme Chicken

Kidney-friendly recipe for Lemon Thyme Chicken is tender, succulent, flavorful and special enough for company.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Eileen from New York.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 1 chicken breast


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 14 ounces low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Trim chicken breasts and pound until thin.
  2. In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil.
  3. Transfer chicken to a plate, and reserve.
  4. Add onion to oil left in the skillet and sauté until onions are translucent.
  5. Add broth, lemon juice, thyme and black pepper. Continue to cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Return chicken to skillet and cook another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Serve hot.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 4 meat
  • 1/2 vegetable, low potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Purchase thinly sliced chicken breast at the meat counter to eliminate pounding, if desired.
  • Serving ideas: over rice with green beans, or with noodles and carrots or as an open-faced sandwich on white bread and ladle broth mixture over it.
  • Low-sodium broth contains 140 mg or less sodium per serving. Reduced-sodium broth contains 220 to 600 mg sodium per serving.
  • Avoid low-sodium broth with potassium chloride — it’s very high in potassium.
  • If you are on a low protein diet adjust the portion to match your meal plan.

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3 Comments | Average User Rating:

Lemon Thyme Chicken

Julez04 says:


Was good. Didn't have lemon juice so I used fresh lemon juice. Came out lemony.

Apr. 12, 2013, 7:45 PM - Inappropriate review?

Lemon Thyme Chicken

ariegler says:


This dish was very flavorful. I served it over white rice. Definitley making this one again.

Jun. 15, 2011, 1:31 PM - Inappropriate review?

Lemon Thyme Chicken

centella says:


Very good flavor, almost like chicken piccata. Could easily be a dish served to company. We are keeping this recipe at the top of the pile.

Jun. 28, 2009, 2:46 PM - Inappropriate review?

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