Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  159
  • Protein  20 g
  • Carbohydrates  4 g
  • Fat  7 g
  • Cholesterol  53 mg
  • Sodium  164 mg
  • Potassium  208 mg
  • Phosphorus  147 mg
  • Calcium  13 mg
  • Fiber  0.3 g

Mandarin Chicken Salad

Enjoy the kidney-friendly recipe Mandarin Chicken Salad for your next lunch or dinner.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Judy from Kansas.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 1/2 cup


  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, uncooked
  • 1/4 cup green onions
  • 1/2 cup celery
  • 1/2 cup mandarin oranges
  • 1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise 


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Arrange chicken in a baking pan and bake until done, approximately 45 minutes. Remove cooked chicken from oven and let cool.
  3. Chop chicken into fine pieces and place in a large bowl. Finely chop green onions and celery. Drain mandarin oranges.
  4. Add green onions, celery and mayonnaise to chicken. Mix well. Chill until ready to serve.
  5. Before serving, cut mandarin orange section in thirds and fold into the chicken salad.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Serve on bread or rolls as a sandwich or use as a spread on crackers for a high protein snack.
  • To increase the protein content of this recipe for people on a high protein diet, 1/4 cup of protein powder may be added.
  • If you are on a lower protein diet you may need to decrease the portion size according to your meal plan. Consult with your dietitian for help.

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Mandarin Chicken Salad

busybee40 says:


I have made this salad too many times to count, everyone in my family LOVES this salad and have taken it to many a pot luck and the bowl was EMPTY in minutes! I did season the chicken with Mrs Dash salt free seasoning before cooking, gives the salad a little bit more flavor. Try it,,,,you will like it!

Mar. 16, 2012, 10:16 AM - Inappropriate review?

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