Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  278
  • Protein  21 g
  • Carbohydrates  18 g
  • Fat  13 g
  • Cholesterol  51 mg
  • Sodium  367 mg
  • Potassium  240 mg
  • Phosphorus  146 mg
  • Calcium  47 mg
  • Fiber  1.4 g

Myrna's Scalloped Chicken

In five simple steps you can whip up Myrna's Scalloped Chicken. This tasty and kidney-friendly recipe uses common ingredients to make an uncommonly special chicken and mushroom meal.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipes from Cooking for David: A Culinary Dialysis Cookbook written by Sara Colman RD, CDE and Dorothy Gordon BS, RN and submitted by DaVita dietitian Sara from California.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 1 cup


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup unsalted margarine
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose white flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup canned mushrooms, rinsed and drained
  • 14 ounces low-sodium chicken broth
  • 6 slices white bread, cubed
  • 3 teaspoons sherry wine


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Place chicken breasts in a pan and cover with water. Simmer for 10 minutes until done. Reserve 1/2 cup of the broth.
  3. Spray a 9" x 13" baking pan with cooking spray. Shred cooked chicken into bite- sized pieces and put in bottom of baking pan.
  4. Sauté onion and celery in 1/3 cup margarine. Lift onion and celery out with a slotted spoon and sprinkle over the chicken. Save margarine for the sauce.
  5. To make the sauce, add flour to the margarine and stir. Mix in salt, sage, poultry seasoning, and pepper. Add the chicken broth and the 1/2 cup reserved broth to the mixture. Stir and cook until slightly thickened.
  6. Sprinkle the mushrooms over chicken, celery and onion mixture. Place cubed bread evenly over chicken mixture. Pour sauce over the bread cubes. Dribble 3 teaspoons sherry wine over the top. Bake for 35 minutes until browned.
  7. Divide into 6 portions and serve. 

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 1 starch
  • 1 vegetable, low potassium
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Casserole can be assembled, covered, and refrigerated until time to cook. Reheat leftovers in microwave oven; place under broiler for 2 to 3 minutes to crisp the dressing.

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