Homemade Chicken and Dumplings (or Turkey)
- CKD non-dialysis
- 5 pounds roasting chicken, cut up
- 6 cups water
- 1/2 cup celery, diced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon Mrs. Dash® herb seasoning blend
- 3 cups potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/4” thick
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 1 cup all-purpose white flour
- 1 tablespoon butter, softened
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 3 tablesspoons chopped fresh parsley
- Peel and slice potatoes. Soak in a lage pot of water for 3-4 hours to remove some of the potassium, or boil potatoes for 5 minutes, drain water, then add fresh water and cook until tender.Place chicken or turkey pieces in Dutch oven with 6 cups water. Add celery, salt, pepper and herb seasoning. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered for 60 minutes or until tender. Remove meat from bones and set aside.
- Add leached or double-boiled potatoes and onion to broth. Bring broth to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender, approximately 15 minutes. Remove vegetables with slotted spoon and set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix flour and butter together with a fork. Add egg and 2 tablespoons water; mix with fork until ingredients are moistened.
- Roll out dough 1/3” thick. With a sharp knife, cut dough into strips.
- Add noodle strips to broth and cook for 15 minutes (If using prepackaged dumpling noodles, simply add them to the broth at this time.)
- Add vegetables and meat to the broth and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve.
- For convenience, you can use a package of prepared dumpling noodles like Mary B’s® brand, which can be found in the frozen food section of your grocery store.
- If you are on a protein-modified diet, select a smaller 2.5-pound chicken to reduce protein to 21 grams per serving.
- Substitute 3 turkey legs, skinned, boned and chopped for chicken.
Submitted by: DaVita renal dietitian Donna from Texas.
Nutrients per serving
Protein 29 g
Carbohydrates 23 g
Fat 9 g
Cholesterol 105 mg
Sodium 244 mg
Potassium 386 mg
Phosphorus 253 mg
Calcium 36 mg
Fiber 1.1 g
Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices
- 4 meat
- 1-1/2 starch
- 1/2 vegetable, medium potassium
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