Get a list of gluten-free chicken nugget brands from the store to help you make a quick and easy dinner on busy nights!
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If you and your family love to have a quick fix option when it feels like the week has gotten away from you and too many to-do lists have piled up, it’s nice to be able to come home and pop something in the oven knowing dinner is ready and you don’t have to think about it.
That’s how we treat chicken nuggets in our house. Usually on Fridays, when everyone’s brains are fried from a busy week, we eat junk food. Pizza, chicken nuggets, and nachos. On rotation. I kid you not – we have a designated junk food dinner day.
We used to go out to restaurants on Fridays, but as our lives have gotten busier, we realized that it’s nice to just be at home with very little pressure to get more things done – including putting on shoes to leave the house.
If you follow a gluten-free diet, you know that choosing some of these quick fix options isn’t always so easy. You have to pick a choice from the frozen food aisle, knowing that it’s safe for your gluten-free diet and won’t give you a reaction.
That’s why in today’s post, I’m digging into gluten-free chicken nugget options, and sharing what brands you can look for, as well as what their ingredients are so you can make some easy decisions next time you’re at the grocery store.
Are chicken nuggets gluten-free?
Most chicken nugget brands contain wheat flour in the breading of their chicken nuggets. This flour contains gluten, and therefore should be avoided on a gluten-free diet.
A manufacturer may also use gluten-containing ingredients in the chicken nuggets as a binder and to give a specific texture to the chicken.
There are a number of brands that make gluten-free varieties of chicken nuggets for folks who follow a gluten-free diet, so you can look for these options at the store.
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Can I make homemade gluten-free chicken nuggets?
Absolutely! If you have a good recipe, you can make just about anything for your gluten-free diet at home.
If you want to take on making homemade gluten-free chicken nuggets, please do! I often make chicken nuggets when my family needs a meal and I don’t have the energy or desire to cook from scratch. But if you do, please by all means try one of these delicious recipes!
- Gluten-free Chicken Nuggets from Mommy Hates Cooking
- Gluten-Free Homemade Chicken Nuggets from Mama Knows Gluten Free
- Gluten-free Chicken Nuggets from Peel with Zeal
- Gluten-free Chicken Nuggets from All Recipes
- Gluten-free Chicken Nuggets from Laura Fuentes
Can I buy gluten-free chicken nuggets?
Yes, a number of brands now offer gluten-free chicken nuggets, making our lives much easier on busy nights.
You can find them in the freezer section of your grocery store, sometimes with other frozen chicken options. Other times, you may find them in a dedicated healthy food section of the grocery store.
Brands of gluten-free chicken nuggets
Look for some of these brands of gluten-free chicken nuggets next time you’re shopping for a quick-fix dinner for you and your family.
Since I’m also following a dairy-free and egg-free diet, and I know some folks who read my content also are, I’ll make notes for those that are safe for a gluten, dairy, and egg-free diet with an asterisk (*).
365 Breaded Gluten-free Chicken Nuggets*
You can find this brand of chicken nuggets exclusively at Whole Foods.
Applegate Naturals Gluten-free Chicken Nuggets*
This brand offers four varieties of gluten-free chicken nuggets: their standard option, an organic variety, and gluten-free chicken breast tenders. Both the standard and chicken tenders also come in family size.
Bell & Evans Gluten-free Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets
Bell & Evans has a number of gluten-free breaded chicken options, including their chicken tenders, nuggets, breasts, patties, as well as organic options of their chicken tenders and nuggets.
Caulipower All Natural Gluten-free Chicken Nuggets*
Caulipower makes both gluten-free chicken nuggets and chicken tenders. They use a combination of rice flour, yellow corn flour, oat fiber, chickpea flour, dried cauliflower, and potato starch in place of flour for their breading.
Earth’s Best Gluten-free Baked Chicken Nuggets*
These gluten-free chicken nuggets from Earth’s Best are marketed specifically for kids. They also sell a veggie medley nugget if you’re looking for a nugget that’s not chicken-based.
Foster Farms Gluten-free Chicken Nuggets*
This well-known chicken distributor offers a gluten-free variety of chicken nuggets and chicken breast strips.
Golden Platter Gluten-free Chicken Nuggets*
Golden Platter offers a number of breaded chicken products that are all gluten-free. This includes their chicken tenders, chicken patties, chicken nuggets, buffalo bites, as well as antibiotic-free chicken tenders, patties, and nuggets.
They even sell some fun shaped chicken nuggets for kids, like their Marvel’s Avengers, Disney Winnie the Pooh, and Disney Frozen shaped options.
Good Graces Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets*
This brand from grocery store Hy-Vee offers a gluten-free chicken nugget option.
H-E-B Fully Cooked Natural Gluten-free Breaded Chicken Breast Chunks*
A store brand of gluten-free chicken breast chunks is only sold at H-E-B stores.
Ian’s Foods Gluten-free Chicken Nuggets*
Ian’s Foods offers chicken nuggets that are free from wheat, gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, eggs, and milk or casein.
Live Gfree Gluten-free Chicken Nuggets
This Aldi brand of gluten-free products offers a gluten-free chicken nugget option. They have both gluten-free chicken bites and General Tso’s gluten-free crispy chicken.
Nature’s Promise Free from Gluten-free Chicken Nuggets*
This brand offers a gluten-free option of breaded chicken nuggets and breaded chicken patties.
Perdue Simply Smart Organics Gluten-free Chicken Nuggets*
Perdue offers gluten-free chicken nuggets, breaded chicken breast tenders, breaded chicken strips, and chicken breast & vegetable tenders.
Pinty’s Delicious Food Gluten-free Chicken Nuggets
Pinty’s offers a few gluten-free chicken products, including their chicken burgers, chicken breast filets*, chicken breast chunks*, chicken nuggets*, chicken strips*, and buffalo chicken flings*.
Real Good Gluten-free Chicken Nuggets
Real Good offers both lightly breaded chicken breast strips and chicken breast nuggets.
Simple Truth Organic Gluten-free Chicken Nuggets*
Simple Truth is the store brand for Kroger. They offer gluten-free chicken nuggets in animal shapes.
Trader Joe’s Gluten-free Chicken Nuggets
Trader Joe’s offers a store brand of glutenf-ree chicken nuggets. As with most things from Trader Joe’s, these come and go from their product lineup.
Tyson Naturals Gluten-free Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets*
This popular chicken manufacturer offers two breaded chicken options: gluten-free breaded chicken breast nuggets and gluten-free breaded chicken breast strips.
Yummy Dino Buddies Gluten-free Chicken Nuggets*
Yummy Dino Bites are a dinosaur-shaped gluten-free chicken nugget option that you can find at many grocery stores.
If you’ve been wondering if chicken nuggets are gluten-free or just simply which brands you can buy that will work for your gluten-free diet, I hope this post has been helpful for you.
While many chicken nuggets you’ll find at grocery stores containing gluten, there are a number of gluten-free options available if you know what to look for.