Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  350
  • Protein  25 g
  • Carbohydrates  33 g
  • Fat  13 g
  • Cholesterol  53 mg
  • Sodium  350 mg
  • Potassium  354 mg
  • Phosphorus  181 mg
  • Calcium  32 mg
  • Fiber  4.0 g

Green Chili Stew

Here is a kidney-friendly recipe for Green Chili Stew. It features succulent pork, chili peppers and spices rolled into a flour tortilla topped with sour cream, lettuce and cilantro.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Kara from Arizona.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 3/4 cup stew, 1 tortilla


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose white flour
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound lean pork chops
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces green chili peppers, canned
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 14 ounces low-sodium chicken broth
  • 6 flour tortillas, burrito size
  • 6 tablespoons sour cream
  • 3/4 cup iceberg lettuce
  • 1/4 cup cilantro 


  1. In a large zip-top plastic bag combine flour, garlic powder and black pepper; mix well. 
  2. Cut pork into bite size cubes. Place pork in the bag and shake to coat well with flour mixture. 
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet and brown pork pieces.
  4. Drain chili peppers and dice. Mince garlic clove.
  5. Place browned pork, chili peppers, garlic and chicken broth into a slow cooker. Cook for 10 hours on low heat.
  6. Place 3/4 cup of stew on a tortilla and roll burrito style. 
  7. Shred lettuce and chop cilantro.Top each serving with 1 tablespoon sour cream, lettuce and cilantro.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • For a spicier dish add 1 tablespoon hot red chili powder or chili flakes into the slow cooker.
  • As an alternative to burrito style, serve stew in a bowl with tortilla, bread or low-salt crackers on the side.

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Green Chili Stew

robyn4254 says:


Hello is it possible to get the nutrition info for the flour tortilla used in this recipe because I want to subtract nutrition info from existing recipe. since I can only find flour tortillas with large quantities of sodium Thanks. Dietitian comment: Yes I will email you. Unfortunately most brands of flour tortillas today contain baking powder which increased both sodium and phosphorus. We have a recipe for homemade flour tortillas on under the Bread category. The sodium is only 60 mg for a 6-inch tortilla.

Oct. 02, 2014, 7:39 AM - Inappropriate review?

Green Chili Stew

darica17 says:


I made this last night and was pleasantly surprised.My husband just started dialysis and I was so burnt out on chicken! I didn't use a slow cooker and changed the recipe by adding half a jar of salsa verde(tomatillos and jalapenos)which added some sodium 150mg per serving. I also used 2 lbs. of pork sirloin. My granddaughter went back for seconds. Tomorrows lunch will be leftovers over steamed rice.

Mar. 27, 2014, 10:56 AM - Inappropriate review?

Green Chili Stew

Briarunner39 says:


This not a stew. In the southwest it is spelled chile.

Mar. 19, 2014, 8:49 AM - Inappropriate review?

Green Chili Stew

KlyStevens says:


This was good! Definately requires a lean cut of pork. I added some celery also for a bit more veggie.

Oct. 03, 2011, 7:27 PM - Inappropriate review?

Green Chili Stew

JPRD says:


I made this for 'Tasting Day' at our dialysis unit. Convienient as it is a crock pot recipe, unusual, and the patients enjoyed it.

Dec. 08, 2010, 12:26 PM - Inappropriate review?

Green Chili Stew

JeriW says:


This was really good. I will definitely be making this again. I used a pork roast instead of chops;it was leaner. I added a teaspoon of red chili flakes. The whole family enjoyed.

Aug. 28, 2009, 2:47 PM - Inappropriate review?

Green Chili Stew

melissar says:


My dad really enjoyed this recipe. He said the flavors were even better the next day for lunch.

Sep. 16, 2008, 3:32 PM - Inappropriate review?

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