Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  353
  • Protein  18 g
  • Carbohydrates  30 g
  • Fat  17 g
  • Cholesterol  48 mg
  • Sodium  427 mg
  • Potassium  248 mg
  • Phosphorus  180 mg
  • Calcium  90 mg
  • Fiber  1.9 g

Tasty Chicken Salad for Sandwiches

Add a little crunch to lunch with this kidney-friendly recipe for Tasty Chicken Salad for Sandwiches. Created exclusively for by DaVita renal dietitian, Sara from California, this chicken salad recipe lives up to its name--it's tasty.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe created exclusively for by DaVita dietitian Sara, RD, CSR, CDE, from California.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 1/2 cup chicken salad and 2 slices of bread


  • 8 ounces chicken, cooked 
  • 2 tablespoons onion
  • 2 tablespoons celery
  • 1/2 cup apple
  • 4 low-sodium pickle slices
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 slices white bread


  1. Dice chicken into small pieces. Chop onion, celery, apple and pickles.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine chicken, onion, celery, apple and pickles. Stir to mix.
  3. Add mayonnaise, lemon juice and black pepper. Mix well.
  4. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes to chill. Serve 1/2-cup chicken salad on 2 slices of white bread.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 2 starch
  • 1 fat 

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • This is a great recipe for using up leftover baked or grilled chicken.

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Tasty Chicken Salad for Sandwiches

cap7638 says:


my husband loves this. glad I have a place to find good meals, I`m new at this.thanks!!!!!!

Jul. 24, 2014, 6:27 AM - Inappropriate review?

Tasty Chicken Salad for Sandwiches

Janetbro says:


I'm new to all this. Can you suggest breads or hamburger buns that are low in salt and sugar.

Jan. 07, 2014, 12:18 PM - Inappropriate review?

Tasty Chicken Salad for Sandwiches

Nannabee says:


The whole family loves this recipe-even our youngest and most picky eater, who, as fate would have it, is also the one in late stage 4 kidney failure. We like it best without the pickles. We have it in sandwiches, pitas, on crackers, and wrapped in lettuce leaves. We took a large bowl of it to an appetizers only potluck along with different kinds of crackers, and received rave reviews from kids and grownups alike. Its nice to have in the fridge for the kids to take to school for their lunches. This is by far our most used DaVita recipe.

Oct. 21, 2013, 10:37 PM - Inappropriate review?

Tasty Chicken Salad for Sandwiches

maylee27 says:


good and easy, thanks

Jul. 27, 2013, 12:21 PM - Inappropriate review?

Tasty Chicken Salad for Sandwiches

DeborahL says:


I keep several chicken breasts in the freezer that are seasoned with Mrs. Dash for Chicken and baked. Made this recipe with one of those. Husband and I both thought it excellent for lunch.

Jul. 22, 2013, 12:25 PM - Inappropriate review?

Tasty Chicken Salad for Sandwiches

babyblue77 says:


This seems like a wonderful website. I've looked at it several times, but have not really used it. I know from after visiting with the doctor yesterday I'm going to have to be more serious about my diet. I am in stage 4. I need help with my diet. I'm not sure where to go from here.

Mar. 09, 2012, 8:55 AM - Inappropriate review?

Tasty Chicken Salad for Sandwiches

Drew says:


EZ, subsitued grapes for pickles

Jul. 08, 2008, 4:51 PM - Inappropriate review?

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