Product Review: Applegate Farms Chicken Nuggets
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Feb 17 2011

Product Review: Applegate Farms Chicken Nuggets

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.

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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:

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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?

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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Comments

  1. I think these nuggets are terrific too! I keep looking for them at Publix because they have the gluten version there. So far, I haven’t spotted them yet, but they are at our Whole Foods and several health food stores in the area.

  2. Stephanie says:

    Thank you for this review. We have been looking for a GOOD premade gluten free chicken nugget. I am going to look for these in our Publix.

  3. Mildred says:

    I love these nuggets and the strips. I get them for my grtgranddgtr. I have never seen them in our Kroger…I get mine at Schnucks.

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