Serving Size:
3 ounces cooked chicken

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


  • 4-pound whole chicken
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 medium onion, quartered
  • 1 rib celery, cut into 3 pieces


  1. Remove giblets from cavity and wash chicken; trim extra skin and visible fat. 
  2. Sprinkle part of the pepper inside the cavity. Place onion and celery pieces inside cavity. Sprinkle remaining pepper over chicken.
  3. Place whole chicken in slow cooker, breast side down. Cook on high setting for 4 hours, until thigh and leg easily pull away and meat easily comes of f the bones.
  4. Remove skin and discard. Remove meat from bones and separate into 3 portions to use in suggested recipes listed below.
  5. If desired, use stock from cooked chicken to make soup or freeze for later use in recipes.

Helpful hints

  • A four-pound chicken yields 27 ounces of meat when skinned and deboned (approximately 4 cups).
  • If desired, use stock from cooked chicken to make soup or freeze for later use in recipes.
  • For CKD non-dialysis, adjust the portion size according to your meal plan or consult your dietitian for guidance if you are on a low-protein diet.

Suggested recipes from DaVita.com for cooked chicken

Nutrients per serving

Calories 159

Protein 23 g

Carbohydrates 1 g

Fat 7 g

Cholesterol 71 mg

Sodium 64 mg

Potassium 180 mg

Phosphorus 132 mg

Calcium 17 mg

Fiber 0.2 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat

Carbohydrate choices


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