Kidney-Friendly Chicken Enchiladas

A popular Mexican dish, this kidney-friendly chicken enchilada recipe is easy to make, tastes delicious and will have everyone in your family asking for more! Kidney-friendly chicken enchiladas are a great way to get the flavor of traditional enchiladas with less effort and more kidney-friendly ingredients. This dish is perfect for a busy night when you want something tasty, quick and easy. Now, let’s get cooking!

kidney friendly chicken enchiladas
Kidney-Friendly Chicken Enchiladas

Appropriate for: Diabetes, Dialysis, Gluten-Free

Kidney-Friendly Chicken Enchiladas Ingredients

Enchilada Sauce

  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp minced onion
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp parsley, minced
  • 6-ounce can no-salt tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water


  • 2 chicken breasts, boiled and shredded
  • 2 TBSP canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 7 oz. can of diced green chiles
  • 8 oz. low sodium chicken broth
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 7 flour tortillas (6″)
  • Enchilada sauce (see recipe)
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

How to Prepare Kidney-Friendly Chicken Enchiladas

Enchilada Sauce

  • Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat
  • Add garlic and onion and sauté for 2 minutes
  • Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutesSet aside


  • Pre-heat oven to 350°F
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat
  • Add onions and cook for 5 minutes
  • Add chicken, green chile peppers and chicken broth
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes
  • Mix in sour cream and half of the green onions
  • Spoon 1/3-cup chicken mixture into each tortilla
  • Roll up the tortilla and place seam down in a single layer in a 9×9 baking dish
  • Top with enchilada sauce, cheese and remaining green onion
  • Bake for 30 minutes

Kidney-Friendly Chicken Enchiladas Nutrition Facts

(makes 7 servings)

Calories 351
Carbohydrates 25 g
Protein 17 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Fat 21 g
Sodium 347 mg
Potassium 474 mg
Phosphorus 238 mg

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About Shree Mulay, MD
Shree Mulay, MD, is a nephrologist and co-owner of The Kidney Experts. He went to medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Mission Medical College and completed his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Shree manages patients at several West Tennessee Healthcare Hospital locations and serves at numerous dialysis locations across the region. He also sees patients at four kidney care clinic locations. Funny, caring and always wanting to help, Shree is passionate about his practice and devotes much of his time to his patients.

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Kidney-Friendly Recipes from The Kidney Experts

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