Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  247
  • Protein  16 g
  • Carbohydrates  12 g
  • Fat  15 g
  • Cholesterol  52 mg
  • Sodium  139 mg
  • Potassium  293 mg
  • Phosphorus  122 mg
  • Calcium  22 mg
  • Fiber  1.9 g

Chicken Salad

Joyce, a DaVita renal dietitian from Pennsylvania, sought advice from a group of tough culinary critics known for their discerning taste and high standard of quality — her dialysis patients. She got two thumbs-up for her Chicken Salad recipe featuring apple, celery and cinnamon. This kidney-friendly recipe is big on flavor and a likely hit with your own group of kitchen critics.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Joyce from Pennsylvania.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 1 cup


  • 1-1/2 cups cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup celery
  • 2 cups apples
  • 3/4  cup seedless grapes
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4  teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2  teaspoon lemon juice


    1. Cube cooked chicken. Dice celery and apples. Cut grapes in half.
    2. In a large bowl, combine chicken, celery, apples and grape halves.
    3. Add mayonnaise, cinnamon and lemon juice. Stir to coat ingredients.
    4. Chill at least 30 minutes before serving.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Serve Chicken Salad as a sandwich filling or as an entrée salad over lettuce.

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Chicken Salad

Veroliwal says:


It tastes weird with the cinnamon, it tastes very good without it. :)

May. 23, 2014, 10:50 AM - Inappropriate review?

Chicken Salad

lisarobin says:


I also add onion to my tuna salad and pecans in small portions. Just like the Arby's chicken pecan salad.

Mar. 27, 2013, 4:59 AM - Inappropriate review?

Chicken Salad

jrheglin says:


Great recipe; I added some dill weed and fresh ground black pepper and mixed in six sliced, water rinsed, kalamata olives!

Mar. 17, 2013, 8:47 PM - Inappropriate review?

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spiritus92 says:


This wasn't very good at all. The flavors just didn't go together. It was even worse on bread :(

Jan. 24, 2012, 11:33 AM - Inappropriate review?

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sixjurados06 says:


how can I lower the phosphorus content? Moderator comment: You could reduce the portion from 1 cup to 3/4 cup but 122 mg phosphorus with 16 grams of protein is not bad at all.

Jun. 27, 2011, 7:31 AM - Inappropriate review?

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There is mayonnaise in these recipes and mayonnaise has salt and I cannot have salt. Why would you use something with salt in it even at the amount in this recipe? Moderator Note: You could use a low sodium mayonnaise instead or regular to further reduce the sodium. Since one portion is below 140 mg sodium it is still considered to be a low sodium dish with the regular mayonnaise.

Feb. 12, 2010, 11:43 AM - Inappropriate review?

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luci says:


this is one of my favorites.its a quick make & to keep on hand for a quick lunch or sandwich for work protein & fruit makes for a tasty meal

Oct. 14, 2009, 5:08 PM - Inappropriate review?

Chicken Salad



the chicken salad recipie sounds like it will be really good, its ingredients are right up my alley. thanks

May. 20, 2009, 1:25 PM - Inappropriate review?

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