Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  222
  • Protein  25 g
  • Carbohydrates  17 g
  • Fat  6 g
  • Cholesterol  67 mg
  • Sodium  240 mg
  • Potassium  303 mg
  • Phosphorus  212 mg
  • Calcium  21 mg
  • Fiber  1.4 g

Chicken Corn Soup

Chicken Corn Soup is one of the easiest kidney-friendly diets you could make-- and it's very tasty.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Cristin from Pennsylvania.

Portions: 12     Serving size: 2 cups


  • 4 pound roasting chicken
  • 14 cups water 
  • 6 ounces medium-size flat noodles, uncooked
  • 2 cans unsalted corn, drained
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, cook chicken in about 8 cups water.  When chicken is cooked, remove from broth and cool. Reserve broth.
  2. Cook noodles according to package instructions, but omit the salt. Drain and set aside.
  3. Skim fat from chicken broth. 
  4. Chop chicken into bite-sized pieces. 
  5. Place chopped chicken, 6 cups reserved chicken broth, and 6 cups water in a 6-quart kettle. 
  6. Add drained corn, cooked noodles, parsley, and pepper into kettle. Stir and simmer until hot.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Recipe analysis includes regular canned corn and unsalted chicken broth. Unsalted canned corn will reduce sodium to 101 mg per serving.
  • Enjoy a 2 cup serving as a main entrée or reduce to 1 cup of soup as an appetizer or snack.
  • A 2 cup portion provides 1 cup of liquid and 1 cup of solids.
  • If you are on a lower protein diet use only half the chicken meat which is approximately 2 cups.

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Chicken Corn Soup

wavydave62 says:


I think this would be good , but could you use cream corn instead of hole corn ? Moderator comment: Yes but reduce the corn to 1-1/2 cups to keep the nutrients the same.

Aug. 10, 2012, 5:14 AM - Inappropriate review?

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