Chicken and vegetable crumble

Chicken and vegetable crumble
  • Low phosphate
  • Low potassium
  • Main meal
  • 2 hours or less
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A wholesome meal with a small amount of parmesan and nuts to give some crunch without too much phosphate per portion. By boiling the vegetables first it keeps the potassium content low.


400ml low salt vegetable stock

300g celeriac

2 sweet potatoes (approx. 120g)

2 carrots (approx. 120g)

1 leek (approx. 70g)

150g frozen peas

400g chicken breasts, skinless

200ml half fat crème fraîche

2 tablespoons plain flour

1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard

1 teaspoon dried sage

1 teaspoon olive oil

Crumble topping

150g butter

200g plain flour

25g ground almonds

40g parmesan cheese

25g flaked almonds


  1. Step 1

    Heat oven to 190C/gas mark 5 and bring a large saucepan of water to boil. Peel and dice the celeriac, sweet potatoes and carrots. Trim, clean and slice the leeks. Dice the chicken into equal size pieces.

  2. Step 2

    Add the sweet potatoes and vegetables to the saucepan of boiling water. Boil for 10-15 minutes, drain and discard the water. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken until cooked.

  3. Step 3

    Add the drained vegetables to the chicken and add the vegetable stock. Simmer on a low heat for 5 minutes.

  4. Step 4

    Stir together the crème fraîche with the flour and mustard. Stir into the chicken and vegetables until thickened, then add the sage. Remove from the heat.

  5. Step 5

    For the crumble, use your fingertips to rub the butter, flour and ground almonds together until they resemble breadcrumbs. Grate and stir in the parmesan and add the flaked almonds.

  6. Step 6

    Spoon the chicken and vegetable filling into an ovenproof dish and scatter the crumble on top. To cook, bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes until golden brown on top.

Food facts

The carbohydrate in this dish mainly comes from the sweet potato and the flour. The carbohydrate values have been provided for those trained in insulin adjustment.

Nuts are high in both phosphate and potassium but in the quantities used here almonds can still be included for a crunchy crumble topping. If you have been prescribed a phosphate binder ensure you take them with this dish. Boiling the vegetables and discarding the water helps to remove some of the potassium. Celeriac is often avoided due to its high potassium content but when boiled and used in the quantities provided it can be included on a low potassium diet.

The chicken in this dish provides protein and makes it a good choice if you are on dialysis. For those who have been advised to reduce their protein intake, why not try the vegetable crumble recipe.

Use gluten-free flour in the crumble and cornflour in the sauce.

There is no added salt in this recipe but It is slightly above the range to be classified a low salt dish. To reduce the fat content of this dish use a low fat margarine in place of butter.

This recipe can be frozen before baking in the oven by wrapping in cling film, then foil. To defrost, thaw overnight in the fridge and bake for 30-35 minutes as above.

Try grating the butter straight from the refrigerator. It's a quick and easy way to make perfect crumbs in moments!