Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  412
  • Protein  28 g
  • Carbohydrates  55 g
  • Fat  9 g
  • Cholesterol  70 mg
  • Sodium  372 mg
  • Potassium  430 mg
  • Phosphorus  298 mg
  • Calcium  32 mg
  • Fiber  3.2 g

Pineapple Chicken with Honey Mustard Sauce

DaVita renal dietitian Sue from Ohio has a flare for mixing flavors. Her Pineapple Chicken with Honey Mustard Sauce is just the right blend of tangy and sweetness. It's a kidney-healthy entrée that takes ordinary chicken and turns it into something really special.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Sue from Ohio.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 3 ounces chicken with 1/2 cup rice, 1/4 of the sauce and 1/4 of the pineapple


  • 20 ounces canned pineapple slices, in juice
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 cups cooked white rice


  1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice.
  2. Rub chicken with garlic and thyme, then sprinkle with black pepper to taste.
  3. Heat oil over high heat in a non-stick skillet. Brown chicken on both sides then reduce heat to medium.
  4. Combine 2 tablespoons of the reserved pineapple juice with cornstarch; set aside.
  5. Combine honey and mustard; stir into skillet with remaining pineapple juice.
  6. Spoon sauce over chicken. Cover and simmer 15 minutes.
  7. Stir cornstarch mixture into skillet with chicken and sauce.
  8. Add pineapple rings. Cook, stirring, until sauce boils and thickens.
  9. Serve 3 ounces chicken per plate with 1/2 cup rice, 1/4 of the sauce and 1/4 of the pineapple for each serving.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  •  3 meat
  • 1 fruit, low potassium
  • 1 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Pineapple chunks can be used instead of slices, if desired.
  • For a lower protein dish try boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead of chicken breast .
  • For a lower carbohydrate dish omit the rice and serve with a non-starchy vegetable such as summer squash, carrots or green beans.

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Pineapple Chicken with Honey Mustard Sauce

momacrum says:


This was very good. Cant wait to make it again. But next time I won't add pineapples in the pan there really husband lived it also.

Jan. 13, 2014, 5:11 PM - Inappropriate review?

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