We’re big on appetizers for dinner, so Saffron Road Chicken Tenders were a must try in our home. They are made with antibiotic-free, vegetarian-fed chicken, and lightly breaded with a gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free coating. The original Chicken Bites and Tenders that we tried were just sliced white breast meat – no fillers. The newer Saffron Road Chicken Nuggets are a more traditional “nugget” style.
Tasting Notes for Saffron Road Chicken Bites
The gluten-free coating on the nuggets and tenders is light and mild in flavor, but it helps to seal in the moisture and adds a pleasant coating. We liked the breading to chicken ratio in the nugget sizes better, but the tenders were also quite delicious.
This product line has changed a bit since we tried it. They discontinued their tandoori-seasoned chicken nuggets (which you can see in my photo). They’ve also transitioned their chicken bites into chicken nuggets. But the chicken tenders have remained the same. Be sure to leave your own rating and review below if you try any of them!
Ingredients: chicken breast strips, water. contains 2% or less of: rice starch, lemon juice concentrate, sea salt, vinegar. predusted, battered, and breaded with: dried potatoes, water, rice flour, corn starch, corn flour. contains 2% or less of: corn meal, garlic powder, salt, onion powder, expeller pressed canola oil, spices, cream of tartar, sodium bicarbonate, xanthan gum. breading set in expeller pressed canola oil.
Nutrition (per 3 ounces): 160 calories, 3g fat, 17g carbs, 1g fiber, 0g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 15g protein.*
Ingredients: white meat chicken, water. contains 2% or less of: rice starch, lemon juice concentrate, sea salt, vinegar. predusted, battered, and breaded with: dried potatoes, water, rice flour, corn flour, corn starch. contains 2% or less of: corn meal, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, expeller pressed canola oil, spices, cream of tartar, sodium bicarbonate, xanthan gum. breading set in expeller pressed canola oil.
Nutrition (per 3 ounces): 170 calories, 3.5g fat, 17g carbs, 1g fiber, 0g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 17g protein.*
The Facts on Saffron Road Chicken Nuggets & Tenders
Price: $7.49 per 8-ounce box
Availability: Saffron Road Chicken Nuggets & Tenders are sold at Whole Foods, Albertsons stores, and other natural food stores in the U.S.
Certifications: Saffron Road Chicken Nuggets & Tenders are Certified Gluten-Free and Certified Halal.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Saffron Road Chicken Nuggets & Tenders are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, and soy-free.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Saffron Road website at www.saffronroadfood.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
Good for a quick and wholesome appetizer
We liked the light breading on the gluten-free chicken bites, which stayed nice and tender on the inside. A little outside of my budget, but good for a quick and wholesome appetizer when those chicken strip cravings strike!