Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  380
  • Protein  17 g
  • Carbohydrates  31 g
  • Fat  21 g
  • Cholesterol  47 mg
  • Sodium  183 mg
  • Potassium  291 mg
  • Phosphorus  159 mg
  • Calcium  23 mg
  • Fiber  1.7 g

Chicken Fruit Salad

The combination of protein and fruit make this kidney-friendly recipe, Chicken Fruit Salad, a great meal for lunch or dinner.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes


Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian MaryJo from Minnesota.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 1-1/3 cups

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces small shell pasta, uncooked
  • 3 cups cooked chicken
  • 1-1/2 cups celery
  • 1-1/2 cups seedless grapes
  • 15 ounces canned mandarin oranges
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise

Preparation

  1. Cube cooked chicken. Slice celery and slice grapes into halves. Drai9n mandarin oranges.
  2. Cook pasta according to package, omitting the salt. Drain and rinse in cold water to cool. Drain well. 
  3. In a large bowl, combine cooked pasta and all ingredients. Mix well to combine. 
  4. Cover and refrigerate until serving time.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 1 fruit, low potassium
  • 1 starch
  • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices

2

Helpful hints

  • This salad tends to taste better the second day as leftovers.
 

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Chicken Fruit Salad

LoRainy says:

5

Chicken Fruit Salad was made using only 1 1/2 cups of chicken since I only had 2 chicken breasts remaining from chicken soup made the previous day. Great choice if on a restricted protein diet. Was enjoyable. I thought that perhaps 3/4 cup of mayonnaise would not be enough but it was plenty.

Mar. 20, 2014, 8:36 AM - Inappropriate review?

Chicken Fruit Salad

grayone says:

3

Sodium too high for me, if I leave out celery would it help the sodium content, and what could I use in place of celery that would be low in sodium? Dietitian comment: Actually the mayonnaise contributes the most sodium in this recipe. You could substitute a low sodium mayonnaise or use an oil and vinegar base or low sodium dressing instead.

Feb. 02, 2014, 2:30 PM - Inappropriate review?

Chicken Fruit Salad

JimmyAlle says:

5

Great dish, loved it.If you added onions or other veggies broccoli would that be bad for diaylsis patient ? Dietitian comment: You could add 1/4 cup onions and 1/2 cup chopped broccoli florets. Potassium increases by 25 mg per serving. You could reduce the portion size if lower potassium is needed.

Sep. 17, 2013, 12:58 PM - Inappropriate review?

Chicken Fruit Salad

lenape says:

5

I like this recipe very much but it has been awhile since I have made it. The recipe calls for 2 cups of pasta. Is that cooked or uncooked Moderator comment: Use uncooked pasta for this recipe and cook according to instructions but omit the salt.

Jun. 14, 2012, 3:06 PM - Inappropriate review?

Chicken Fruit Salad

marve says:

1

TO MUCH PROTEIN Moderator comment: You can modify the portion size or the amount of chicken in the recips to more closely match your individual protein goal.

Feb. 12, 2012, 9:16 AM - Inappropriate review?

Chicken Fruit Salad

amsurra says:

4

Articles seem useful

Sep. 11, 2011, 2:58 PM - Inappropriate review?

Chicken Fruit Salad

busybee40 says:

5

Well...what a wonderful recipe, used it for a dish at a school reunion of school mom vounteers, 2 of which are dialysis patients (this includes me) and what a hit!! I add curry powder (1 tbsp) sometimes for a change of taste. Great over a bowl of lettuce for those who like volume, will be made again and again, and yes great for a summer time meal. Enjoy :>)

Feb. 03, 2011, 5:54 PM - Inappropriate review?

Chicken Fruit Salad

Judy W says:

5

This is delicios! I added just about 1/2 cup chopped red onion & a little surry powder the 2nd time I made it & it was even better! I made it for some friends who came over for lunch & they loved it, too. Perfect dish for a hot summer day!

Aug. 26, 2010, 4:48 AM - Inappropriate review?

Chicken Fruit Salad

Kathy Surles says:

4

Made the chicken salad this week; it was very tasty. It makes a LOT and when I make it again I'll probably cut the recipe in half since it's just my husband and me eating. (Kathy)

Jun. 07, 2009, 4:47 PM - Inappropriate review?

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