Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  295
  • Protein  28 g
  • Carbohydrates  12 g
  • Fat  15 g
  • Cholesterol  97 mg
  • Sodium  240 mg
  • Potassium  490 mg
  • Phosphorus  206 mg
  • Calcium  65 mg
  • Fiber  4.1 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  •  3-1/2 meat
  • 1/2 starch
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Serve with warmed bread or over steamed white rice.
  • For a lower protein diet reduce portion to 1/2 cup (14 grams protein).

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Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken

I made this with the extra spices suggested in the comment. (Thanks, everyone!) And we loved it!

Mar. 21, 2018, 7:20 PM
Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken
Rhammer86 says:

Yummy, I made with this with these with the extras (garlic, thyme, basil, parsley, paprika). I substituted peas for frozen green beans. It was great. This would be great for pot pie filling. The only thing I would suggest is zapping the cream cheese in microwave before adding it. Mine was soft but didn't quite dissolve totally. Loved it!!

Oct. 23, 2016, 4:08 PM
Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken
slborop says:

How can I make this without a slow cooker?

Feb. 27, 2016, 5:48 AM
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DevonTexas says:

Made this with leftover Turkey and it was excellent. The cream cheese really brought it home. Tasty, creamy smooth, and delicious. That it was kidney-friendly was an added benefit.

Dec. 02, 2015, 6:22 PM
Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken
truckerjoe says:

Can you please tell me why cream cheese is okay to use as milk/dairy are pretty much of a no no? I have stage 5 non dialysis. Thank you! Dietitian comment: Cream cheese is quite low in potassium and phosphorus compared to most other milk products. 1 tablespoon has only 15 mg phosphorus and 20 mg potassium.

May. 16, 2015, 10:19 AM
Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken
Winnie5 says:

This recipe is so good and easy to make. I add ground pepper to the recipe for extra flavor.

Jan. 18, 2015, 11:54 AM
Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken
MGD2Lite says:

This sounds like wonderful filling for pot pie!

Sep. 24, 2014, 9:37 PM
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Shirleymb says:

This was especially good. I substituted chicken breasts, but next time will use the thighs. I added a little of the following: Thyme, Garlic Powder, Parsley, Basil, and Paprika as I thought it needed more flavor. My husband, daughter, and grandson all loved it. I ate less of the carrots to reduce the potassium. I am using many of the recipes.

Sep. 08, 2014, 11:00 AM
Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken
busybee40 says:

I added 1 tsp minced garlic and 1 tsp minced ginger to bump up the flavor. Worked out well. However I am not a fan of chicken thighs...can I sub in boneless/skinless breasts?? Does this change the nutrition values? A good recipe, but depending on your crock pot you may have to change the cooking time so you don't have dry chicken. Dietitian comment:You can sub chicken breasts with about the same protein, potassium and phosphorus. Fat content will be lower.

Aug. 08, 2013, 11:22 AM
Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken
laura says:

Thanks. Dietitian comment: Reduce carrots to 1 cup and celery to 2 stalks. Good. Sauce doesn't hold up freezing though.

Mar. 07, 2013, 10:08 PM
Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken
MyraSac says:

This recipe is very high in potassium and sodium. For a person with a problem with potassium, this recipe is a NO-NO. Any suggestion on how to substitute ingredients. Dietitian comment: Considering that this recipe is almost a complete meal with the addition of some rice, the potassium and sodium are in an acceptable range. You could decrease the portion or reduce the amount of the vegetables to decrease potassium.

Jan. 20, 2013, 7:48 PM
Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken
maggie23 says:

Thanks Davita.....I'm grateful for your help.

Jan. 05, 2013, 9:50 PM
Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken
bande43685 says:

Davita is a wonderful and informative website.

Dec. 27, 2012, 8:30 PM
Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken

Is fat free cream cheese kidney friendly/ Dietitian comment: It can be included in small amounts but in general, fat free cream cheese is higher in sodium than regular (144 vs. 90 mg/2 tablespoons) and the phosphorus content is considerably higher (90 vs. 20 mg/2 tablespoons). Compare brands to make the best choice.

Dec. 18, 2012, 9:19 PM
Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken
CharlieAnn says:

May I use Tofuti cream cheese (a soy base) and not change the numbers to much? Son has total dairy allergy. Dietitian comment: The calories, protein, sodium and potassium are comparable. I was unable to find phosphorus content but the label indicates 'not a significant source of phosphorus'.

Dec. 17, 2012, 12:07 PM

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