Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  355
  • Protein  24 g
  • Carbohydrates  38 g
  • Fat  12 g
  • Cholesterol  59 mg
  • Sodium  348 mg
  • Potassium  653 mg
  • Phosphorus  270 mg
  • Calcium  133 mg
  • Fiber  4.7 g

Chicken Chili

Chili is always a great crowd pleaser, and a welcome addition to any festivity. DaVita renal dietitian, Elizabeth from Pennsylvania, has devised a dialysis-friendly version of Chicken Chili by simply substituting some ingredient to make it better for a kidney diet.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes


Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Elizabeth from Pennsylvania.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 1-cup chili plus 1/2-cup rice

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 4 garlic cloves 
  • 1 cup onion
  • 1 cup celery
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1 cup green pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds chicken, boneless, skinless, cooked
  • 14 ounces low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup low-sodium diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup kidney beans
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground Mexican oregano
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 cups white rice, cooked

Preparation

  1. Chop garlic, onion, celery, carrots and green pepper. Dice cooked chicken.
  2. Pour oil in a large stock pot.
  3. Sauté garlic, onion, celery, carrot and green pepper until soft.
  4. Add low-sodium broth and bring to a boil.
  5. Drain tomatoes. Drain and rinse kidney beans. 
  6. Add chicken, beans, tomatoes, salsa, chili powder and oregano to sauted vegetables. Simmer for 1 hour.  
  7. Serve 1-cup chili over 1/2-cup white rice. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon grated sharp cheddar cheese and 1 tablespoon sour cream.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 1-1/2 vegetable, medium and high potassium
  • 2 starch 

Carbohydrate choices

2-1/2

Helpful hints

  • 1-1/2 punds cooked chicken is approximately 3 cups. If you wish, use a stewing chicken or a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken. Pull meat from bones and chop.
  • Compare brands and buy the lowest sodium canned and bottled ingredients.
  • Freeze 1 cup portions for a quick meal later.
  • Recipe is easy to reduce for a smaller batch.
  • If you are on a protein-limited diet, adjust this recipe by decreasing the portion of meat and cheese.
 

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Chicken Chili

bequita123 says:

3

tomatoes? I didn't think that was allowed on a renal diabetic diet... beans, oh my and cheese w/sour cream - wowza..is this true? and salsa too? my husband will be overjoyed! is this legal? sounds too good to be true.. Dietitian comment: As long as you stay within the recommended portion and follow the recipe closely, a serving of this chili works for most kidney diets. If you take your husband's daily target for potassium, phosphorus and sodium and divide by 3 meals you can get an idea about how the recipe fits into his plan. Use the DaVita Diet Helper meal planner and nutrition tracker to plan a meal using this recipe.

Jul. 14, 2014, 4:30 PM - Inappropriate review?

Chicken Chili

Nonielle says:

5

I thought this recipe was good for all stages. Is this restricted for a low potassium diet? This recipe sounds so good. I was so disappointed when I was told no beans I hoped that this is would ok in a limited amount.??? Dietitian comment: Yes the kidney beans contributes 2 tablespoons per serving and can be included in small amounts. You can include a serving of this chili in a low potassium diet by following the recommended portion and serving low potassium beverage and dessert with it.

Jul. 12, 2014, 5:32 PM - Inappropriate review?

Chicken Chili

gmavicki says:

4

what would nutrition be without the rice? Dietitian comment: 1/2 cup cooked long grain rice contains approximately 100 calories, 2 g protein, 22 g carbohydrate, 0 fat, 0 mg sodium, 28 mg potassium and 34 mg phosphorus. Deduct these amounts from the recipe nutrition information.

Apr. 01, 2014, 2:11 PM - Inappropriate review?

Chicken Chili

Iowntheball14 says:

5

What kind of salsa did you guys use? Dietitian Comment: Newman's Own. Compare brands and look for lowest in sodium and if provided, potassium content.

Nov. 02, 2013, 6:25 AM - Inappropriate review?

Chicken Chili

CharlieAnn says:

5

This really good. Did change a couple of things. Used no sodium bouillon and a whole can of no salt diced tomatoes and also hominy rinsed really well under cold water. Our son can't have kidney beans.

Jan. 25, 2012, 3:31 PM - Inappropriate review?

Chicken Chili

kimberlyploughe48 says:

5

My step dad isnt allowed beans because of his kidneys, is the organic ok for him without the no salt? Moderator comment: If you omit the 1 cup of beans the potassium and phosphorus content will be lower,

Jan. 18, 2012, 1:07 PM - Inappropriate review?

Chicken Chili

kuhle says:

4

I used rice. It is a nice change to have a meat dish compared to just prepared meat.

Nov. 06, 2010, 4:57 PM - Inappropriate review?

Chicken Chili

sblasczyk says:

5

I had a patient make this recipe and reported it was excellent. She used red peppers in place of the green and added only 2T chili powder.

May. 06, 2009, 7:25 AM - Inappropriate review?

Chicken Chili

centella says:

5

Very good! And quick to fix. Also found Eden Organic brand kidney beans without added salt. I will definitely make this dish again. Might be a good filler for flour tortillas as a fajita if you do not like the rice.

Apr. 21, 2009, 12:45 PM - Inappropriate review?

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