Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  324
  • Protein  20 g
  • Carbohydrates  34 g
  • Fat  12 g
  • Cholesterol  67 mg
  • Sodium  149 mg
  • Potassium  446 mg
  • Phosphorus  270 mg
  • Calcium  52 mg
  • Fiber  4.0 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 2 starch
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Use fresh summer squash when in season. Cook until tender before adding to chicken.
  • Salt is optional. If omitted sodium is 76 mg per serving.
  • Adjust the amount of chicken for a high- or low-protein diet.
  • Refrigerate leftover portions for a quick meal over the next few days or freeze for later.

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6 Comments | Average User Rating:
Chicken and Summer Squash Bow-Tie Pasta
12patches says:

This recipe is too bland for my hubby & I. It just has no flavor. Perhaps because l used regular pasta instead of whole wheat but we were told whole wheat is no good for kidneys when you have CKD. Dietitian comment: The kidney diet has been changing with newer research that shows including some whole grains are beneficial, and only about half of the phosphorus in whole grains is absorbed during digestion. Speak to your dietitian about including whole grains--how much and how often.

Jun. 18, 2017, 8:25 PM
Chicken and Summer Squash Bow-Tie Pasta
dmagana says:

If I used white pasta instead of whole wheat will phosphorus be lower? Trying to cut out as much as possible! Dietitian comment: Yes about 20 mg lower per serving. However the phosphorus in whole grains only absorbed 40-50% so you actually get less with the whole grains.

Jun. 10, 2015, 4:52 PM
Chicken and Summer Squash Bow-Tie Pasta

My nephrologist said I have to reduce my intake of potassium. Most of the recipes I looked at, seemed to have high potassium. Do you have any that are low in potassium? Dietitian comment: The recipes are lower in potassium in comparison to recipes that are not kidney-friendly. Most people on a low potassium diet are allowed 2,000 mg a day. Check with your doctor to determine your daily goal. You can use the DaVita Diet Helper to track your intake and the amount of potassium from the food you consume.

Feb. 23, 2014, 12:26 PM
Chicken and Summer Squash Bow-Tie Pasta
Balindab says:

Just made this for lunch. It was DE-LISH!! will make again and again. Didnt have mrs dash so i used Trader Joe's salt free season blend. YUM!

Aug. 14, 2012, 11:15 AM
Chicken and Summer Squash Bow-Tie Pasta
elby says:

I was wondering if I could add some cream cheese to the mix? If I eliminated the 1/4 teaspoon of salt, what would the nutrition values become? I would like to take this to a potluck. Moderator comment: You can omit the butter is step 5 and stir in 2 tablespoons of cream cheese. The fat is about the same and phosphorus is 12 mg higher.

May. 11, 2012, 1:18 PM
Chicken and Summer Squash Bow-Tie Pasta

Our families introduction to non-dialysis CKD foods. Deliscious surprise. We all loved it.

Sep. 08, 2009, 7:38 AM

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