Pulled Chicken

Diet types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Amie from Michigan.

Portions: 10

Serving size: 1 cup


  •  2-1/2 pounds frozen, boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1-1/4 cups canned tomato puree
  • 2 medium sweet onions
  • 3 medium carrots
  • 3 bell peppers
  • 1 hot pepper
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin


  1. Thaw chicken. In a large Crock-Pot® combine the tomato puree and chicken. 
  2. Puree all other ingredients in food processor (this will have to be done in batches in most food processors). 
  3. Add vegetables to Crock-Pot and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
  4. Remove chicken to a plate. Using 2 forks, shred chicken then return to sauce in the Crock-Pot®. 

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  163
  • Protein  27 g
  • Carbohydrates  6 g
  • Fat  3 g
  • Cholesterol  70 mg
  • Sodium  127 mg
  • Potassium  505 mg
  • Phosphorus  222 mg
  • Calcium  43 mg
  • Fiber  2.2 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 4 meat
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • When done the chicken should pull apart with a pair of tongs or a fork. 
  • Select the type of hot pepper based on heat desired.
  • Serve shredded chicken over rice or on buns.
  • For a lower protein diet decrease portion to 1/2 cup and count as 2 meat choices. 

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Pulled Chicken
suepers says:

Tasted good, but was a bit bland. My husband, who is on dialysis, ate it as-is, but the rest of us added a bit of BBQ sauce to our sandwiches. That gave it the flavor it needed. I think it needs more spices and it will be better.

Aug. 27, 2014, 8:46 AM - Inappropriate review?
Pulled Chicken
oefonseca says:

Sounds good but I cannot eat tomatos

Jun. 16, 2014, 11:26 AM - Inappropriate review?
Pulled Chicken

Family didn't like recipe

May. 12, 2014, 7:49 PM - Inappropriate review?

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