Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  192
  • Protein  18 g
  • Carbohydrates  14 g
  • Fat  7 g
  • Cholesterol  47 mg
  • Sodium  222 mg
  • Potassium  270 mg
  • Phosphorus  143 mg
  • Calcium  31 mg
  • Fiber  2.0 g

Super Tender Chicken

Super tasty and super tender, that's the best way to describe this kidney-friendly recipe from DaVita renal dietitian Janis's neighbor Vona. Super Tender Chicken can easily become one of your weekly favorites.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe created by neighbor Vona and submitted by DaVita dietitian Janis from Florida.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 2 ounces chicken, 1/6th sauce


  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2  medium red apples
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose white flour
  • 1 -1/2 teaspoons dried rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar


  1. Mince garlic and thinly slice onion and apples (skin on).
  2. Mix flour and all of the spices in a gallon size zip lock bag. Coat chicken breast with the mixture by shaking all ingredients in the locked bag.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and brown on both sides.
  4. Remove the chicken from the skillet. Add onions. Cook and stir 3 minutes or until tender.
  5. Add apples. Cook and stir 2 minutes.
  6. Stir in apple juice, brown sugar and the cooked chicken, bringing to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until desired tenderness.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 1 fruit. low potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Another name Janis created for this recipe is “You don’t need teeth to eat this chicken.”
  • Use any variety of apple desired.
  • Divide into 4 servings to increase protein to 27 grams if you need more protein in your diet.

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Super Tender Chicken

FlashMIAMI says:


Disgusting!! It tastes like apples with a hint of chicken!!! :(

Oct. 21, 2013, 6:40 PM - Inappropriate review?

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