Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  336
  • Protein  18 g
  • Carbohydrates  30 g
  • Fat  16 g
  • Cholesterol  36 mg
  • Sodium  554 mg
  • Potassium  359 mg
  • Phosphorus  170 mg
  • Calcium  88 mg
  • Fiber  3.3 g

Chicken Teriyaki Pita Sandwich

There’s nothing more satisfying than a tasty meal that’s healthy. Jessica, a DaVita renal dietitian from California, shares her delicious and kidney-friendly recipe for Chicken Teriyaki Pita Sandwich recipe that fits the bill.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Jessica from California.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 1 pita sandwich


  • 7 teaspoons Kikkoman® Less Sodium Teriyaki Sauce
  • 8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast, uncooked 
  • 1 cup onion
  • 1/2 cup scallions
  • 1/2 cup lettuce
  • 1/2 cup tomato
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 large white pita bread, 7-inch diameter


  1. Place chicken into a zip-top bag. Add 5 teaspoons teriyaki sauce and marinate in refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours.
  2. Dice onion; chop scallions, lettuce and tomato.
  3. In medium frying pan heat 1 tablespoon oil and cook chicken thoroughly until no pink remains.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small frying pan, sauté onion in 1 tablespoon olive oil. 
  5. While chicken and onion are cooking, combine mayonnaise, scallions and 2 teaspoons Kikkoman® Less Sodium Teriyaki Sauce. Put mixture aside.
  6. Cut each cooked chicken breast into several strips.
  7. Take pita halves and coat inside with mayonnaise mixture. Fill pita with several chicken pieces; top with sautéed onion, lettuce and tomatoes.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 2 starch
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • One average-size raw, boneless, skinless chicken breast weighs approximately 4 ounces.  Flatten breasts for more even cooking.
  • If smaller pitas are substituted for the larger ones, use one pita per serving
  • Even though tomato is a high-potassium vegetable, the 2 tablespoons per serving is small enough that potassium for the recipe is still acceptable for a low-potassium diet.
  • If you need extra calories, use regular mayonnaise instead of reduced fat. Besides providing more calories, sodium content is lower. 

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Chicken Teriyaki Pita Sandwich

amymoore920 says:


amazing meal!! we invited our parents over to show them how delicious and healthy I have been eating since dialysis. the whole family liked it, even the kiddos.

Nov. 06, 2012, 5:05 AM - Inappropriate review?

Chicken Teriyaki Pita Sandwich



I made this for the second time tonight It is really delicious and goes together pretty fast. I found marinading the chicken for about 5 hours and taking the bag out of the refrigerator and roll the chicken around helps. I doubled the mayonnaise mixture. My husband really likes this, it would be great to make for company for a lunch.

Jul. 12, 2010, 5:05 PM - Inappropriate review?

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