Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  280
  • Protein  27 g
  • Carbohydrates  4 g
  • Fat  16 g
  • Cholesterol  73 mg
  • Sodium  68 mg
  • Potassium  280 mg
  • Phosphorus  205 mg
  • Calcium  26 mg
  • Fiber  0.3 g

Zesty Chicken

Zesty Chicken is great for the dialysis diet, quick to make and easy to enjoy with a kidney-friendly side dish.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Yvette from Texas.

Portions: 2     Serving size: 1 chicken breast (3 ounces)


  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup  green onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 8 ounces chicken breasts


  1. In measuring cup, whisk balsamic vinegar and olive oil. 
  2. Add green onion, herbs and seasonings. Whisk to combine.
  3. Pour marinade over chicken in leak-proof bowl or plastic storage bag. Refrigerate and marinate from 30 minutes up to 24 hours. 
  4. Remove chicken from marinade. Cut into 2 pieces and pan fry in medium-hot, non-stick or greased skillet for several minutes on each side until thoroughly cooked. (Using a thermometer, the internal temperature of the chicken breast should be 170º F)

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3-1/2 meat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • For a lower protein diet adjust portion of chicken to meet your meal plan.

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Zesty Chicken

TLCurington says:


I forgot to marinade it, so I mixed the seasonings and poured over it, cooking it in a counter top grill. Side dishes were the green zippy green beans & boiled, cubed parsnips/red potatoes, mixed with smart choice butter & parsley. Yummy!

Apr. 24, 2013, 4:55 PM - Inappropriate review?

Zesty Chicken



this is a nice receipe my husb is stage 4 renal predialysis and i am diabetic type 2no kidney prob yet. diet is great and can add or delete what we like too.

May. 19, 2008, 1:00 PM - Inappropriate review?

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