Low Phosphorus Dialysis Chicken Recipe

Chef Cindy Mooney , On June 14, 2022

Low phosphorus dialysis chicken recipe. Good for diabetic and anemic patients also.

Low Phosphorus Dialysis Chicken Recipe Overview

This easy kidney friendly chicken recipe is easy to make and due to the low protein content, it will alleviate your kidney function. Tender and juicy chicken breast with the sweetness of peas and the earthy flavors of grilled cauliflower with herbal seasonings makes this a renal meal you will keep coming back to. I like to slice my cauliflower into slabs and grill in the skillet. This recipe shows how that’s done.

This low phosphorus dialysis chicken recipe is written with the following requirements in mind: Low phosphorous, low potassium, low sodium, high protein, limiting in liquids.

Equipment needed for this Low Phosphorus Dialysis Chicken Recipe:

Cook the chicken

Kitchen tools needed for this dialysis recipe.

  • Knife

  • Cutting board

  • Spatula

  • Skillet

  • A second skillet would speed things up a bit if you like to multi-task.

Low Phosphorus Dialysis Chicken Recipe Ingredients

Cook the chicken

Dialysis chicken recipe ingredients.

  • Chicken breast – 6oz

  • Peas – 5oz fresh or frozen

  • Cauliflower – 5oz (1/2 cauliflower head cut into slabs, about 1/2″ thick)

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning blend *(see below if you want to modify or make your own)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Pinch of salt (1tsp or 5ml).

Good dialysis seasoning blend proportions:

  • Oregano – 3 parts

  • Marjoram – 2 parts

  • Thyme – 2 parts

  • Basil – 1 part

  • Rosemary – 1 part

  • Sage – 1 part


Low Phosphorus Dialysis Chicken RecipeInstructions

Part 1: Cooking the dialysis chicken recipe

  1. First, flatten the chicken breast either by lightly hammering with a tenderizing mallet (recommended), or by butterflying with a sharp knife. 

  2. Heat a large skillet (medium heat) with the olive oil in it

  3. Season the chicken on both sides and place in the hot skillet. Cook the chicken for 4-5 minutes each side. Keep the heat low enough so that the chicken cooks all the way through and gets some nice color on the outside. Make sure the chicken is cooked all the way through by piercing it with a knife tip and pulling it open a bit to see if there is any pink.

    Cook the chicken

    Pan Sear the Chicken.

Part 2: Dialysis Cauliflower recipe

  1. While the chicken is cooking, heat another skillet (medium heat) with olive oil, some of the Italian seasoning, and put the cauliflower slabs in on a single layer.

  2. cook until the cauliflower starts to brown on the bottom, turn over and cook the other side. Sprinkle some more Italian seasoning. Remove from the pan when ready.

    Cook the cauliflower

    Roast the cauliflower in pan.

Part 3: Cook the dialysis peas recipe

  1. In the same hot skillet you just took the cauliflower from, put a little more olive oil and the peas. Swirl until the peas are hot, then serve.

    How to saute peas recipe

    Use the same pan to cook the peas.

Part 4: Serve with all ingredients

  1. Serve your high protein dialysis chicken recipe with peas an cauliflower that are low in sodium, phosphorous and potassium.

  2. Plated weight loss recipe

    Plated dialysis chicken recipe with peas and cauliflower.


Tips for Cooking this Dialysis Chicken Recipe

Tip 1: If you are actively receiving dialysis aim for 1g of protein per kg (2.2 lbs) of ideal body weight. You can use our calorie calculator to determine your ideal body weight and compute your recommended daily protein intake.

Tip 2: If you are a patient preparing this meals for dialysis aim for 0.8g of protein per kg (2.2lbs) of ideal body weight.

Tip 3: If you are preparing this low phosphorous dialysis chicken recipe for a patient in CKD stage 2 or 3 you should reduce your protein intake further to alleviate your kidney function.


Benefits of preparing this low phosphorous Dialysis Chicken Recipe:

Benefit 1: This low phosphorous dialysis chicken recipe is also low in calories and does not spike your blood sugar level. Therefore, this dialysis chicken recipe is also good for patients that are diabetic.

Benefit 2: Weight loss: This dialysis chicken recipe is low in calories and can hep patients on dialysis become eligible for a transplant.

Benefit 3: You can purchase a ready made version of the dialysis chicken  recipe featured in this blog from our website’s dialysis meal page.

Chef Cindy Mooney

With a personal mission to spread the good name of nutrition through mouthwatering recipes, Chef Cindy's philosophy around nutrition is deeply rooted in food as medicine. In the kitchen, she offers a conscious, restorative, and functional approach to cooking; an approach she has cultivated during her years working in farm-to-table restaurants.