Serving Size:
1 chicken breast

    Diet Types:
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis


  • 4 skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/3 cup trans-fat free margarine
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mrs. Dash® herb seasoning blend
  • 4 fresh basil sprigs, optional garnish 


  1. Preheat oven to 325° F.
  2. Place chicken breast halves in a glass baking pan. Pierce each breast with a fork several times to allow mixture to season and flavor as it cooks.
  3. Melt margarine in a glass mixing bowl in the microwave. Start at 15 seconds and stir to distribute heat.
  4. To melted margarine, add basil, parmesan cheese, garlic powder and Mrs. Dash®. Stir mixture with a fork or whisk.
  5. Pour mixture evenly over chicken breasts making sure parmesan cheese is smoothly distributed.
  6. Baked uncovered, basting every 10 minutes with mixture from the pan, for a total of about 25 minutes or until juices in chicken are clear, not pink.

Helpful hints

  • Two tablespoons dried basil may be substituted if fresh basil is unavailable.
  • Parmesan cheese contains 36 milligrams phosphorus for one tablespoon. The key is to limit recipe to a very small amount to keep phosphorus low.
  • This recipe may be used in a CKD non-dialysis diet, but the portion size may need to be adjusted for a lower protein diet. Ask your dietitian about modifications for your individual protein requirements.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 252

Protein 27 g

Carbohydrates 0 g

Fat 16 g

Cholesterol 74 mg

Sodium 231 mg

Potassium 246 mg

Phosphorus 210 mg

Calcium 31 mg

Fiber 0.1 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 3-1/2 meat
  • 1/2 fat 

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