Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  308
  • Protein  29 g
  • Carbohydrates  14 g
  • Fat  15 g
  • Cholesterol  70 mg
  • Sodium  278 mg
  • Potassium  534 mg
  • Phosphorus  249 mg
  • Calcium  55 mg
  • Fiber  2.2 g

Grilled Chicken Salad

DaVita renal dietitian Sara knows the right combination of flavors and textures to make Grilled Chicken Salad a favorite that is kidney-friendly and scrumptious.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Sara from California.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 1 chicken breast over 1-1/2 cups salad


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Mrs. Dash® garlic herb seasoning blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 cups butterhead lettuce
  • 1/2 small red onion
  • 12 medium strawberries
  • 8 plain breadsticks, 9-1/4” x 3/8” size


  1. Make dressing by combining olive oil, vinegar, Mrs. Dash seasoning and salt.
  2. Place chicken in a zip top bag and add 2 tablespoons of the dressing to coat chicken pieces.
  3. Heat a grill to medium high heat.
  4. Place chicken breasts on grill and cook 8 to 10 minutes until juices are clear and chicken is cooked through. Remove from heat and rest 5 minutes.
  5. Tear lettuce into peices. Cut onion into rings.
  6. Arrange lettuce, onion rings and strawberries on a plate.
  7. Slice each breast diagonally and place on lettuce bed.
  8. Pour 1 tablespoon remaining dressing over each salad.
  9. Serve each salad with 2 breadsticks.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3-1/2 meat
  • 1 vegetable, low potassium
  • 1/2 starch
  • 1/2 fruit, low potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • If using a thermometer, temperature should be at least 165º F.
  • For a fancy presentation, leave lettuce leaves whole and serve sliced chicken breast on top.
  • If you are on a lower protein diet decrease portion to 2 ounces cooked chicken per salad or ask your dietitian to recommend the best protion for your individual diet. 

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Grilled Chicken Salad

michellegillison says:


I see that 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Is that okay? I have been cooking for my son and using no salt at all which is practically killing the rest of us. Is a little bit okay? Moderator comment: It depends on your son's prescription for sodium in a day's time. If you are using fresh foods that are unprocessed you can add small amounts of salt and still stay within the daily target for sodium. You can use the Nutrition Log in DaVita Diet Helper to track your son's daily intake and compare to his diet prescription for sodium. If he is below the target, a small amount of salt or higher sodium condiments can be added. Always check with his renal dietitian.

Jul. 09, 2012, 11:08 AM - Inappropriate review?

Grilled Chicken Salad

philscott says:


Do you let the chicken marinate at all? Moderator: This recipe simply calls for coating the chicken but I think it may be tastier if you marinate it for an hour or so before grilling. Great suggestion!

Apr. 28, 2012, 7:06 AM - Inappropriate review?

Grilled Chicken Salad

caconnel says:


why is the "Recipe of the Day" no longer changing when I log in? I was using that information! Moderator comment: We did not have a specific recipe of the day but we redesigned the website so it may be that your are seeing a change in the layout. Look in the kidney-friendly recipes section to find the 'Most Recently Added' recipes (we add at least one new one a week). Also, sign up for the Recipe Alerts to receive this e-newsletter with the featured recipes.

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