Serving Size:
1/4 of recipe

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis


  • 2 garlic bulbs
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast (about 1-1/4 lbs)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (1/2 stick)
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1-1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup whole milk



  1. Heat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut the tops off  of each garlic bulb to expose cloves. Place the bulbs cut side up on a large piece of foil. Drizzle bulbs with the oil, then wrap a piece of foil around the bulbs tightly. Place in a baking dish and bake 45 to 50 minutes or until garlic is tender. Cool slightly. Squeeze soft cloves out of the skins, finely chop, then set aside.
  3. While the garlic is baking, place each chicken breast between 2 pieces of plastic wrap; gently pound with flat side of a meat mallet until about 1/4 inch thick. In a shallow pan, mix together the flour, thyme, salt and pepper. Reserve 3 tablespoons of the seasoned flour for the sauce. Coat the chicken with remaining flour mixture.
  4. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken for 6-8 minutes until no longer pink in center (165°F with a thermometer), turning once. Place chicken on a plate and cover to keep warm.
  5. In the same skillet, heat the remaining butter. Cook mushrooms over medium heat until lightly browned. Sprinkle the reserved seasoned flour over the mushrooms. Cook and stir for about 2 minutes. Mix in the chicken broth, milk and roasted garlic. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer about 3 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  6. Add chicken to the skillet with sauce and heat for 1 to 2 minutes. 

Helpful hints

  • Serve chicken with 1/3 cup rice or 1/2 cup pasta; each is about 1 carbohydrate serving.
  • For a lower protein portion cut the chicken breasts in half after cooking.


Nutrients per serving

Calories 388

Protein 35 g

Carbohydrates 20 g

Fat 19 g

Cholesterol 112 mg

Sodium 259 mg

Potassium 486 mg

Phosphorus 319 mg

Calcium 86 mg

Fiber 1.0 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Download Free Kidney-Friendly Cookbooks

Get instant access to recipes and kidney diet tips from DaVita dietitians.


753,730 Downloads So Far!

Kidney Diet Tips Blog

Recipes, tips and news for people on a kidney diet.

More Recipes

More Recipes

Yucatan Lime Soup

Ready to add some “cha-cha-cha” to your cooking? Travel south of the border with DaVita dietitian Robin for the kidney-friendly recipe, Yucatan Chicke...


Easy Chicken and Pasta Dinner

Easy is a word most of us want to see on a new recipe. Chicken and pasta are two foods that combine to make a tasty meal. DaVita dialysis patient, Mic...


Crock-Pot® Chicken and White Bean Chili

Imagine coming home to a ready-to eat, homemade dish of chili on the next cool winter's eve. DaVita dietitian Deanna's recipe for Crock-Pot® Chicken a...


Indian Chicken Curry

For a different flavor, try kidney-friendly recipe for Indian Chicken Curry.


Crunchy Chicken Wraps

Enjoy the kidney-friendly recipe for Crunchy Chicken Wraps, whether it's for lunch-on-the-go or a casual dinner.


Chicken Enchiladas

One of the great things about living in the United States is that you are in a melting pot of flavors as well as cultures. DaVita dietitians, Kara and...


Chicken and Summer Vegetable Kebabs

Here's a nice summer meal you can make on the grill. Chicken and Summer Vegetable Kebabs feature zucchini, peppers and onions with a tasty glaze. It's...


Cool ‘n’ Crunchy Chicken Salad

What better recipe to make on a hot summer day than the kidney-friendly Cool 'n' Crunchy Chicken Salad?


Chicken in Wine Sauce

When you're looking for a special entrée for your family or friends, Chicken in Wine Sauce is sure to satisfy. Delicately flavored with garlic and win...


Write a Comment

Tell Us What You Think

Note: Your username will be displayed for reviews.

All comments will be approved by a DaVita teammate and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.