Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  355
  • Protein  24 g
  • Carbohydrates  38 g
  • Fat  12 g
  • Cholesterol  59 mg
  • Sodium  348 mg
  • Potassium  653 mg
  • Phosphorus  270 mg
  • Calcium  133 mg
  • Fiber  4.7 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • 1-1/2 punds cooked chicken is approximately 3 cups. If you wish, use a stewing chicken or a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken. Pull meat from bones and chop.
  • Compare brands and buy the lowest sodium canned and bottled ingredients.
  • Freeze 1 cup portions for a quick meal later.
  • Recipe is easy to reduce for a smaller batch.
  • If you are on a protein-limited diet, adjust this recipe by decreasing the portion of meat and cheese.

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Chicken Chili
Rhammer86 says:

This was a really good and hearty chili. I normally don't put carrots and celery in chili and loved the flavor. It was so nice to have a little of tomatoes and beans added.

Jan. 16, 2018, 3:58 PM
Chicken Chili

Ok my uncle is on dialysis and was told no tomatoes or ketchup. Is it because of the sodium? And this recipe and others have tomatoes in them. Dietitian comment: It's likely because of the potassium---tomatoes and tomato products are high in potassium. Most kidney patients can have a serving of a higher potassium food and still stay within a low potassium plan. We recommend discussing the recipe with his dietitian as they are familiar with his lab results and potassium needs.

Dec. 02, 2016, 5:23 AM
Chicken Chili
abby1994 says:

I wanted to know if the beans can be omitted? Dietitian comment: Yes you cam omit and this will reduce sodium by 94 mg, potassium by 88 mg and phosphorus by 28 mg.

Jan. 11, 2015, 7:31 AM
Chicken Chili
bequita123 says:

tomatoes? I didn't think that was allowed on a renal diabetic diet... beans, oh my and cheese w/sour cream - this true? and salsa too? my husband will be overjoyed! is this legal? sounds too good to be true.. Dietitian comment: As long as you stay within the recommended portion and follow the recipe closely, a serving of this chili works for most kidney diets. If you take your husband's daily target for potassium, phosphorus and sodium and divide by 3 meals you can get an idea about how the recipe fits into his plan. Use the DaVita Diet Helper meal planner and nutrition tracker to plan a meal using this recipe.

Jul. 14, 2014, 4:30 PM
Chicken Chili
Nonielle says:

I thought this recipe was good for all stages. Is this restricted for a low potassium diet? This recipe sounds so good. I was so disappointed when I was told no beans I hoped that this is would ok in a limited amount.??? Dietitian comment: Yes the kidney beans contributes 2 tablespoons per serving and can be included in small amounts. You can include a serving of this chili in a low potassium diet by following the recommended portion and serving low potassium beverage and dessert with it.

Jul. 12, 2014, 5:32 PM
Chicken Chili
gmavicki says:

what would nutrition be without the rice? Dietitian comment: 1/2 cup cooked long grain rice contains approximately 100 calories, 2 g protein, 22 g carbohydrate, 0 fat, 0 mg sodium, 28 mg potassium and 34 mg phosphorus. Deduct these amounts from the recipe nutrition information.

Apr. 01, 2014, 2:11 PM
Chicken Chili

What kind of salsa did you guys use? Dietitian Comment: Newman's Own. Compare brands and look for lowest in sodium and if provided, potassium content.

Nov. 02, 2013, 6:25 AM
Chicken Chili
CharlieAnn says:

This really good. Did change a couple of things. Used no sodium bouillon and a whole can of no salt diced tomatoes and also hominy rinsed really well under cold water. Our son can't have kidney beans.

Jan. 25, 2012, 3:31 PM
Chicken Chili

My step dad isnt allowed beans because of his kidneys, is the organic ok for him without the no salt? Moderator comment: If you omit the 1 cup of beans the potassium and phosphorus content will be lower,

Jan. 18, 2012, 1:07 PM
Chicken Chili
kuhle says:

I used rice. It is a nice change to have a meat dish compared to just prepared meat.

Nov. 06, 2010, 4:57 PM
Chicken Chili
sblasczyk says:

I had a patient make this recipe and reported it was excellent. She used red peppers in place of the green and added only 2T chili powder.

May. 06, 2009, 7:25 AM
Chicken Chili
centella says:

Very good! And quick to fix. Also found Eden Organic brand kidney beans without added salt. I will definitely make this dish again. Might be a good filler for flour tortillas as a fajita if you do not like the rice.

Apr. 21, 2009, 12:45 PM

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