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Chicken Easy Oven Quick

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  320
  • Protein  23 g
  • Carbohydrates  37 g
  • Fat  9 g
  • Cholesterol  55 mg
  • Sodium  523 mg
  • Potassium  255 mg
  • Phosphorus  221 mg
  • Calcium  163 mg
  • Fiber  2.4 g

BBQ Chicken Pita Pizza

This kidney-friendly version of a barbecue chicken pizza brings a taste of the Mediterranean by using pita bread for the dough. Get ready to enjoy the BBQ Chicken Pita Pizza.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Shannon from Illinois.

Portions: 2     Serving size: 1 pita pizza


  • 2 pita breads, 6-1/2” size
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup purple onion
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
  • 4 ounces chicken, cooked
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder


    1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
    2. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and place 2 pitas on sheet.
    3. Spread 1-1/2 tablespoon BBQ sauce on each pita.
    4. Chop onion and spread over pitas.
    5. Cube chicken and spread over pitas.
    6. Sprinkle feta cheese and garlic powder over pitas.
    7. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes. 

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2-1/2 meat
  • 2 starch
  • 1/2 vegetable, low potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • See Spicy BBQ Sauce recipe on DaVita.com. It has only 43 mg sodium per 2 tablespoons compared to 125-460 mg sodium in commercially prepared barbecue sauce.
  • Eat pita pizzas promptly after baking; otherwise they may become too crispy.
  • Check the nutrition labels and buy the brand of feta cheese and pitas with the lowest amount of sodium.

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BBQ Chicken Pita Pizza

cbourg667 says:


how can this be ok when it has so much potassium, sodium, and phosphorus?Dietitian comment: You can still plan a kidney-friendly meal. Add some blueberries, lemonade and unsalted pretzels or sugar wafers and you have a meal that does not exceed 1/3 of the goals for sodium, potassium and phosphorus.

Jul. 09, 2013, 8:24 AM - Inappropriate review?

BBQ Chicken Pita Pizza

MissyChef says:


If each pizza (which is 1 portion) only has 2oz. chicken and 1T. feta cheese, where do the 23g protein come from? Moderator comment: The chicken has 31 g, pita 11 g, feta 4g, totaling 46 g or 23 g protein per serving.

Mar. 25, 2012, 7:32 PM - Inappropriate review?

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