Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  190
  • Protein  21 g
  • Carbohydrates  19 g
  • Fat  3 g
  • Cholesterol  42 mg
  • Sodium  421 mg
  • Potassium  444 mg
  • Phosphorus  210 mg
  • Calcium  28 mg
  • Fiber  4.3 g

Zesty Taco Soup

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by renal by DaVita renal dietitian Grace from Oklahoma.

Portions: 10     Serving size: 1 cup


  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 15.5  ounces canned dark red kidney beans
  • 15.25 ounces low-sodium canned white corn
  • 15.5 ounces canned yellow hominy
  • 1 cup canned diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1/2 cup green bell peppers
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 medium jalapeno
  • 1 tablespoon package McCormick 30% Less Sodium Taco Seasoning®
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth


  1. Drain and rinse kidney beans, corn and hominy.
  2. Chop onion and green peppers; dice garlic and seed jalapeno pepper.
  3. Place chicken in the bottom of a large crock-pot and top with all remaining ingredients.
  4. Cover crock-pot and cook on high for 1 hour. Turn heat to low and cook for an additional 6 hours.
  5. Shred chicken with a fork and mix to combine ingredients.
  6. Portion into 1 cup servings and enjoy.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Sodium content varies between brands. Compare several cans and select the products with the lowest amount of sodium per serving.
  • This is a thick soup, so you may need to add some low sodium chicken broth when reheating leftovers. Serve over steamed rice if desired. 

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Zesty Taco Soup

tea2 says:


Haven't tried this yet. What would the values be if I changed the chicken to ground beef instead? Dietitian comment: Fat is higher so recommend lean ground beef drained. Phosphorus is slightly lower and the other nutrients of concern for a kidney diet are similar.

Jul. 09, 2014, 3:43 PM - Inappropriate review?

Zesty Taco Soup

NutrioTest says:


I love this recipe!

Nov. 15, 2013, 8:26 AM - Inappropriate review?

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