At the end of January, I wrote a review on Applegate Farms gluten-free products. In that post, I wrote that I hoped to try the chicken nuggets soon. I was able to find the Applegate Farms Chicken Nuggets at Kroger the other day, so I picked up a box.
When Jon asked for a quick dinner after hockey that night, I knew that the chicken nuggets were just the perfect thing! There are 2.5 servings in a box and Jon basically wanted the entire box with a side of veggies or salad. Warning – he is a growing teenage boy and I don’t advise eating an entire box in one sitting.
The nuggets can be baked in the oven or cooked in the microwave. I opted for the oven, as I think breaded products tend to get soggy or even chewy in the microwave. Jon doesn’t have the patience for the conventional oven, but I convinced him that he should wait, as it was only going to take 12 – 15 minutes once the oven was heated up. I flipped the nuggets half way through cooking, around 6 minutes in, for even browning.
Look at how good these nuggets look:
These are every bit as good as they look, if not better! Hannah and I definitely got into these before Jon did. We had to make sure they were safe for him to eat, you know. The outside was the perfect texture – a little crisp, but not overly so. The chicken inside was good and had a great texture. I loved that these were not too salty. Often pre-packaged foods taste too salty for me and the sodium content is high. That is not the case with these nuggets – there is 350mg sodium per serving.
Hannah got lucky and Jon wasn’t able to finish off the nuggets, so she happily helped him out. She raved about them, which as I have mentioned in the past, is huge! She is one of the pickiest eaters that I have come across.
These Applegate Farms Chicken Nuggets are not only gluten-free, but casein- and dairy-free, too! There are no antibiotics used in the chicken. To find the chicken nuggets in a store near you, click here.
Have you tried these chicken nuggets? What did you think? If you have kids, did they like them?