This may seem like an obvious statement, but going gluten-free has completely changed the way I eat. Yes, I’ve cut out and replaced my favorite breads, pastas, cakes, and cookies, but I’ve also found myself looking to replace other foods that weren’t previously staples in my diet. One of these foods in chicken nuggets.
Chicken nuggets used to be a special treat food. Yet, knowing I can’t eat them has left a small void in my life. I have tried a few brands, and been heavily disappointed with the consistency of the breading, or the low quality or artificial taste of the chicken. After spotting Ian’s Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets in the frozen food section of my local Target, I decided to give them a try.
The box I purchased was a family pack, and came with 7 servings (1 serving is 5 chicken nuggets). The packaging proudly boasts a product containing no wheat, gluten, milk, casein, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, or soy, making them not just gluten-free, but also very allergy friendly. In terms of cooking, they were easy to prepare. I followed the instructions on the box preheating my oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, placing the chicken nuggets on a baking sheet, and baking for 14 minutes. I did line my baking sheet with foil, and spray with my normal nonstick cooking spray.
What came out of the oven was perfectly cooked chicken nuggets. Once they cooled enough to eat, I dug in. The outside breading was crisp, and not soggy like some of the other brands I’ve tried. There was definitely a corn flavor to the breading, but it paired well with the chicken. The best part was the chicken inside. The chicken was real white meat chicken. There were actual chunks of chicken in the nuggets, and not the processed mush I’ve found in many other products.
While chicken nuggets may not have been a staple in my diet before going gluten-free, Ian’s Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets are now a staple in my freezer.
For more product information, check out the company’s website: http://iansnaturalfoods.com/products/gluten-free-chicken-nuggets-family-pack/