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Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  262
  • Protein  23 g
  • Carbohydrates  11 g
  • Fat  14 g
  • Cholesterol  65 mg
  • Sodium  215 mg
  • Potassium  333 mg
  • Phosphorus  192 mg
  • Calcium  64 mg
  • Fiber  0.9 g

Crunchy High Protein Chicken Salad

Chicken gets the star treatment in this recipe by DaVita renal dietitian, Carol from California. Crunchy High Protein Chicken Salad is kidney-friendly and easy to make with Carol’s step-by-step instructions.

Diet types:

  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Carol from California.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 3/4 cup


  • 3 cups cooked chicken
  • 1 cup green apple
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup green grapes
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup whey protein powder
  • 1/4 cup lime juice


  1. Cube chicken. Chop apple, bell pepper, onion and cilantro. Slice grapes in half.
  2. Mix mayonnaise, sour cream, protein powder and lime juice together.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, and stir until chicken is coated with dressing.
  4. Cover, refrigerate at least 2 hours until flavors mix.
  5. Serve on lettuce or on bread or crackers.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 1 fruit, low potassium 

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • You can stuff pita pockets with this chicken salad, or serve on low-sodium crackers or toast. For a snack size, serve in small cups, or on a single cracker.
  • Carol recommends EAS 100% Whey Protein Powder, a whey protein available in many stores such as Costco® and Walmart®. If unavailable in your area, ask your dietitian for recommendations on other protein powder brands. 
  • Protein powder contributes 24 grams per 1/2 cup. Products vary amount of protein and serving size.

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Crunchy High Protein Chicken Salad

babz says:


Delicious recipe if eaten immediately. The dressing waters down after it sits....but it's still delicious! I even added more crunch and chopped some celery into it. Reminds me of a "spa" salad. Thank you!

Oct. 31, 2009, 7:59 PM - Inappropriate review?

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