Kentucky Fried Chicken's Gluten Free Menu - Celiac Disease
Jun 26 2009

Kentucky Fried Chicken's Gluten Free Menu

Looking for a nice gluten free meal at Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)?   Well, to make a long story short, good luck!   Despite their recent menu revision which includes grilled chicken items, they still do NOT offer any type of gluten free chicken.   So, what do they offer?

According to a representative with KFC, the following few items are confirmed to be gluten free (not all items are available at every KFC location):

Kentucky Fried Chicken’s Gluten Free Menu

  • Green Beans
  • Potato Salad
  • Seasoned Rice
  • Jalapeno peppers
  • Corn

Note: mashed potatoes with or without gravy contain gluten

It is a shame as the grilled chicken could have easily been made gluten free, exposing their product to a large community of consumers that currently can’t or won’t go there.

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  1. Not sure why you would want to eat at this place anyway.

  2. Gemmie lye says:

    Why or why can’t they even try going gluten free, replace their breadcrumbs with gluten free, and their flour with gluten free, and hey presto a gluten free kfc, its the spices that make the taste so i doubt it will change it, and in my experiance, gluten free breadcrumbs tend to be crispier too!

    • C.C. says:

      Gluten free bread crumbs would increase their food costs by quite a bit over a year. So unless they pass those fees onto the customer to make it worthwhile for them, they won’t do it.

  3. Aldo says:

    It makes sense that the grilled chicken should have been gluten free KFC managment has a job in front of them if they want to last because a gluten free diet is getting more popular every day not gust for Celiacs but for people with wheat allergies, people with insomnia and people to cut out any carbs for an alternation healthy carb.
    Good luck to the managment if they can last with out offering gluten free chicken because it is none that in a few more years 1 in 90 people will have celiac and 1 out of 5 will like to remain on a gluten free diet for medicinal benifits in their health and other reasons reasons, come on taco bell and KFC jump on board already will Ya!

  4. Dana says:

    Thanks for posting this. I’m the only one that’s gf in my family, but none of us will be eating at KFC in the foreseeable future.

  5. Tiffany Janes says:

    When the KFC grilled chicken came out last year, I called the company to find out if any of it was gluten-free. I was shocked when the person there told me not only was it NOT gluten-free, even the mashed potatoes without gravy contain gluten. KFC really missed out a big chance to increase their business with that goof.

  6. rhiannon says:

    Kfc needs to atleast make it possible for us with a serious disease like celiac to b able to enjoy goin out to eat with our families its hard to enjoy a night out with the family and good for u or not kids enjoy goin out to eat so screw kfc and their lazy inconsiderate ways

  7. Luciana says:

    Have downloaded the Fried Chicken Gravy Recipe will give this a try with my Chicken

  8. Katie C. says:

    Even their coleslaw contains gluten. Seems like they should be able to make a gluten-free coleslaw easily enough….it used to be my favorite….

  9. Jackie says:

    Well, I just ate at KFC thinking that the grilled chicken was gluten free and now I have a headache, my faceis bright red and my lip is swollen due to gluten antibodies. I will have to be more careful next time.

  10. Amie says:

    I can’t believe the potatoes have gluten.!!And the cole slaw?! Come on!! It’s like they’re asking to lose profits. A few minor changes and they could bring in a huge crowd of Gluten free customers. And maybe I could get out of a night of cooking.

  11. vince says:

    go to el pollo loco. they’re the Mexican KFC. And they’re gluten free except for just one item…the flour tortillas.

  12. gramma says:

    I can’t believe the mashed potatoes without gravy and the coleslaw are not gluten free. How did they manage to get gluten in those? Most kfc’s also have a LJS and they really have no gf offerings either.How about the fries. Are they gf?

  13. Jack says:

    thank the lord for chick fil a!



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