New to the gluten-free lineup is Applegate Farms Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets. Applegate Farms is big on Organic and Natural. Their products contain only natural ingredients, and their chicken is antibiotic-free and strictly grain-fed. The gf chicken nuggets are also dairy/casein-free.
Applegate Farms wants to make sure that their gluten-free chicken nuggets are, in fact, gluten-free. They are tested for gluten at both the ingredient level and in the final product.
The children and I had these for dinner the other night, with tator tots and green beans. It was nice and easy to prepare, which is extremely important when Andy is at the fire station. Corice sat in her high chair and ate her Rice Chex while I got these in the oven.
After a few minutes, we could smell them in the oven, and they smelled really good. We could hardly wait to sit down and eat them.
Braden said they are “really good” (he said that quite a few times, actually), and they are “easy to eat, because the chicken’s mashed.” These would be especially good for small children. Corice loved the few bites I gave her (and she has no teeth).
I found them to be nicely spiced, with an excellent flavor. The breading stayed on the chicken, and was thin and not tough (unlike some other gf chicken nuggets I’ve had in the past). Everybody kept asking for more. We will definitely have these again.
Use the Applegate Farms website to view nutrition information and locate a store near you, and if that store doesn’t yet carry the gluten-free chicken nuggets, then ask for them! If you’d prefer, you can even order online. Make your own happy meal tonight. :)
Update 5/28/09: Applegate Farms GF Chicken Nuggets can now be found in Fort Worth at the Sunflower Shoppe.