Serving Size:
1 chicken breast

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


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon orange marmalade
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped (optional)
  • 1 scallion, chopped (optional)


  1. Heat the oil in a nonstick pan over medium heat. When hot, add the chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook until chicken is browned and opaque throughout. Transfer to a warm platter.
  2. Discard oil in pan and place over medium heat. Add the maple syrup, and heat until it bubbles; stir in the marmalade and add the juice of one lemon. Boil until the sauce thickens, about 1 minute.
  3. Pour sauce over the chicken. Garnish with fresh parsley and scallions if desired.

Helpful hints

  • Cindy says “My husband and I love this dish. It is easy and quick, taking only about 10 minutes to prepare.”
  • Use sugar-free maple syrup to lower carbohydrates if you have diabetes. Carbohydrate is reduced to 10 grams and carbohydrate count is 1/2.
  • Buy large chicken breasts if you are on a dialysis diet and need high protein. Recipe analyzed with four 5-ounce chicken breasts.
  • For CKD non-dialysis on a lower protein diet, reduce the serving size to 1/2 chicken breast or weigh the portion according to your meal plan.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 307

Protein 33 g

Carbohydrates 19 g

Fat 11 g

Cholesterol 88 mg

Sodium 379 mg

Potassium 327 mg

Phosphorus 244 mg

Calcium 38 mg

Fiber 1.7 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

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  • 1 high calorie

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