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Chicken Crock Pot

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  295
  • Protein  28 g
  • Carbohydrates  12 g
  • Fat  15 g
  • Cholesterol  97 mg
  • Sodium  240 mg
  • Potassium  490 mg
  • Phosphorus  206 mg
  • Calcium  65 mg
  • Fiber  4.1 g

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken

Looking to indulge in some fabulous comfort food while still following the renal diet? It’s not only possible, it’s easy to do thanks to our recipe for Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken from DaVita renal dietitian Laurie from California. Now you can come home after a busy day to a delicious, slow-cooked meal that’s sure to please. Serve Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken with rice or warmed bread for a memorable meal that’s destined to be a family favorite.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Laurie from Califirnia.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 1 cup


  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs,
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose white flour
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 4 celery stalks, cut in 1″ pieces
  • 14 ounces low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons chives, chopped


  1. Cut chicken thighs into 1″ size pieces, Coat chicken with flour and add to slow cooker.,
  2. Add onion, carrots, celery and chicken broth.
  3. Cover with lid and cook on high setting for 4 hours. 
  4. Stir in cream cheese and peas.
  5. Cover and cook for additional 30 minutes.
  6. Garnish with chives and serve. 

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  •  3-1/2 meat
  • 1/2 starch
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Serve with warmed bread or over steamed white rice.
  • For a lower protein diet reduce portion to 1/2 cup (14 grams protein).

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Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken

MGD2Lite says:


This sounds like wonderful filling for pot pie!

Sep. 24, 2014, 9:37 PM - Inappropriate review?

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken

Shirleymb says:


This was especially good. I substituted chicken breasts, but next time will use the thighs. I added a little of the following: Thyme, Garlic Powder, Parsley, Basil, and Paprika as I thought it needed more flavor. My husband, daughter, and grandson all loved it. I ate less of the carrots to reduce the potassium. I am using many of the recipes.

Sep. 08, 2014, 11:00 AM - Inappropriate review?

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken

busybee40 says:


I added 1 tsp minced garlic and 1 tsp minced ginger to bump up the flavor. Worked out well. However I am not a fan of chicken thighs...can I sub in boneless/skinless breasts?? Does this change the nutrition values? A good recipe, but depending on your crock pot you may have to change the cooking time so you don't have dry chicken. Dietitian comment:You can sub chicken breasts with about the same protein, potassium and phosphorus. Fat content will be lower.

Aug. 08, 2013, 11:22 AM - Inappropriate review?

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken

laura says:


Thanks. Dietitian comment: Reduce carrots to 1 cup and celery to 2 stalks. Good. Sauce doesn't hold up freezing though.

Mar. 07, 2013, 10:08 PM - Inappropriate review?

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken

MyraSac says:


This recipe is very high in potassium and sodium. For a person with a problem with potassium, this recipe is a NO-NO. Any suggestion on how to substitute ingredients. Dietitian comment: Considering that this recipe is almost a complete meal with the addition of some rice, the potassium and sodium are in an acceptable range. You could decrease the portion or reduce the amount of the vegetables to decrease potassium.

Jan. 20, 2013, 7:48 PM - Inappropriate review?

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken

maggie23 says:


Thanks Davita.....I'm grateful for your help.

Jan. 05, 2013, 9:50 PM - Inappropriate review?

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken

bande43685 says:


Davita is a wonderful and informative website.

Dec. 27, 2012, 8:30 PM - Inappropriate review?

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken

martstephan says:


Is fat free cream cheese kidney friendly/ Dietitian comment: It can be included in small amounts but in general, fat free cream cheese is higher in sodium than regular (144 vs. 90 mg/2 tablespoons) and the phosphorus content is considerably higher (90 vs. 20 mg/2 tablespoons). Compare brands to make the best choice.

Dec. 18, 2012, 9:19 PM - Inappropriate review?

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken

CharlieAnn says:


May I use Tofuti cream cheese (a soy base) and not change the numbers to much? Son has total dairy allergy. Dietitian comment: The calories, protein, sodium and potassium are comparable. I was unable to find phosphorus content but the label indicates 'not a significant source of phosphorus'.

Dec. 17, 2012, 12:07 PM - Inappropriate review?

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