Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  307
  • Protein  33 g
  • Carbohydrates  19 g
  • Fat  11 g
  • Cholesterol  88 mg
  • Sodium  379 mg
  • Potassium  327 mg
  • Phosphorus  244 mg
  • Calcium  38 mg
  • Fiber  1.7 g

Maple-Orange Chicken

Although it tastes sinfully delicious, Maple-Orange Chicken fits into both the kidney diet and a diabetic eating plan.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Cindy from Colorado.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 1 chicken breast


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon orange marmalade
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped (optional)
  • 1 scallion, chopped (optional)


  1. Heat the oil in a nonstick pan over medium heat. When hot, add the chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook until chicken is browned and opaque throughout. Transfer to a warm platter.
  2. Discard oil in pan and place over medium heat. Add the maple syrup, and heat until it bubbles; stir in the marmalade and add the juice of one lemon. Boil until the sauce thickens, about 1 minute.
  3. Pour sauce over the chicken. Garnish with fresh parsley and scallions if desired.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 4-1/2 meat
  • 1 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Cindy says “My husband and I love this dish. It is easy and quick, taking only about 10 minutes to prepare.”
  • Use sugar-free maple syrup to lower carbohydrates if you have diabetes. Carbohydrate is reduced to 10 grams and carbohydrate count is 1/2.
  • Buy large chicken breasts if you are on a dialysis diet and need high protein. Recipe analyzed with four 5-ounce chicken breasts.
  • For CKD non-dialysis on a lower protein diet, reduce the serving size to 1/2 chicken breast or weigh the portion according to your meal plan.

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Maple-Orange Chicken

LilacCandy says:


I made this recipe, my husband and I love it, I have made it several times.

Dec. 25, 2012, 2:16 PM - Inappropriate review?

Maple-Orange Chicken

arab2horses says:


New family favorite! Easy to make and husband and kids love it! This is a keeper for us.

Jan. 25, 2011, 12:47 PM - Inappropriate review?

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