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Does anyone know if the grilled chicken patties offered at McDonald's is gluten-free? I'm planning a long road trip home soon and was wondering if a quick McD's stop could be possible? Thank you!

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McDonald's is a tricky beast......I think most folks choose to stay away from there because of the gluten free items being questionable. I don't know a definite answer about the grilled chicken but I'd stick to Wendy's or Chick-Fil-A or something.

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No It's not. Here is the ingredients of the grilled breast

Grilled Chicken Breast Filet:

Chicken breast filets with rib meat, water, seasoning (salt, sugar, food starch-modified, maltodextrin, spices, dextrose, autolyzed yeast extract, hydrolyzed [corn

gluten, soy, wheat gluten] proteins, garlic powder, paprika, chicken fat, chicken broth, natural flavors (plant and animal source), caramel color, polysorbate 80,

xanthan gum, onion powder, extractives of paprika), modified potato starch, and sodium phosphates.

CONTAINS: SOY AND WHEAT.

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That's the same problem I keep running into with many "ready to go" food items at Central Market (big Whole Foods). The ingredient listed as:

hydrolyzed (corn, soy, wheat) gluten, or hydrolyzed (corn, soy, wheat) protein

I wonder if they really contain all three, or if it's a CYA statement because they don't really know? Really sucks.

best regards, lm

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If you want to stop at a fast food place definitely pick Wendys, you can get a baked potato, chili, salad...i get their grilled chicken salad so maybe you could get a piece of grilled chicken there :)

And I didn't know you could get chicken from chick fil a....the grilled chicken patties are gluten-free? I need to look this up! There is one in my mall and it always looks so yummy.

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I would say no. Unless they have changed things since I worked there, all burgers, buns, and chicken are heated on the same grill press. My son has Celiac Disease and I would definatly not let him eat that. Espically when you are on the road!

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No It's not. Here is the ingredients of the grilled breast

Grilled Chicken Breast Filet:

Chicken breast filets with rib meat, water, seasoning (salt, sugar, food starch-modified, maltodextrin, spices, dextrose, autolyzed yeast extract, hydrolyzed [corn

gluten, soy, wheat gluten] proteins, garlic powder, paprika, chicken fat, chicken broth, natural flavors (plant and animal source), caramel color, polysorbate 80,

xanthan gum, onion powder, extractives of paprika), modified potato starch, and sodium phosphates.

CONTAINS: SOY AND WHEAT.

First of all here is the website to back up what I'm about to say http://nutrition.mcdonalds.com/getnutrition/ingredientslist.pdf

Next I'm going to copy and paste from that website the ingred. from the grilled chicken.

Grilled Chicken Fillet:

Chicken breast fillet with rib meat, water, seasoning (rice starch, salt, sugar, yeast extract, canola oil, onion powder, maltodextrin, chicken skin, paprika, flavor,

sunflower oil, chicken, garlic powder, chicken fat, spices), sodium phosphates.

Prepared with Liquid Margarine: Liquid soybean oil and hydrogenated cottonseed and soybean oils, water, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, soy lecithin,

mono-and diglycerides, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (preservatives), artificial flavor, citric acid, vitamin A palmitate, beta carotene (color).

CONTAINS: SOY LECITHIN.

Where do you get off posting incorrect information. I hate posts like your because I read it and I think we all stick together no one wants to get glutened no one would wish there symptoms on anyone so what's written here can be trusted infromation. I also work at McDonald's and infact I had a grilled chicken last night while at work and I feel great right now! I think it's great because if you ask for an extra piece of lettuce you can use the lettuce as the bun and pick it up and eat it like that. Also the grilled chicken is made on a grill that is only shared with the folded egg in the morning and the egg is gluten free as well. Folded Egg:

Pasteurized whole eggs, food starch-modified, soybean oil, natural flavors (botanical source), sodium acid pyrophosphate, carrageenan, flavor enhancer [salt,

maltodextrin, natural flavor (plant source), spices, herb, turmeric (color)], monosodium phosphate, citric acid, soy lecithin (release agent). Prepared with Liquid

Margarine: Liquid soybean oil and hydrogenated cottonseed and soybean oils, water, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, soy lecithin, mono-and diglycerides,

sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (preservatives), artificial flavor, citric acid, vitamin A palmitate, beta carotene (color).

CONTAINS: EGG AND SOY LECITHIN.

So eat the grilled chicken it's yummy and GLUTEN FREE!

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Where do you get off posting incorrect information.

Whoa!

The post you are refering to was made in October of 2009. It was probably correct at the time. We are now in July of 2012. Formulas change all the time.

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First of all here is the website to back up what I'm about to say http://nutrition.mcdonalds.com/getnutrition/ingredientslist.pdf

Next I'm going to copy and paste from that website the ingred. from the grilled chicken.

Grilled Chicken Fillet:

Chicken breast fillet with rib meat, water, seasoning (rice starch, salt, sugar, yeast extract, canola oil, onion powder, maltodextrin, chicken skin, paprika, flavor,

sunflower oil, chicken, garlic powder, chicken fat, spices), sodium phosphates.

Prepared with Liquid Margarine: Liquid soybean oil and hydrogenated cottonseed and soybean oils, water, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, soy lecithin,

mono-and diglycerides, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (preservatives), artificial flavor, citric acid, vitamin A palmitate, beta carotene (color).

CONTAINS: SOY LECITHIN.

Where do you get off posting incorrect information. I hate posts like your because I read it and I think we all stick together no one wants to get glutened no one would wish there symptoms on anyone so what's written here can be trusted infromation. I also work at McDonald's and infact I had a grilled chicken last night while at work and I feel great right now! I think it's great because if you ask for an extra piece of lettuce you can use the lettuce as the bun and pick it up and eat it like that. Also the grilled chicken is made on a grill that is only shared with the folded egg in the morning and the egg is gluten free as well. Folded Egg:

Pasteurized whole eggs, food starch-modified, soybean oil, natural flavors (botanical source), sodium acid pyrophosphate, carrageenan, flavor enhancer [salt,

maltodextrin, natural flavor (plant source), spices, herb, turmeric (color)], monosodium phosphate, citric acid, soy lecithin (release agent). Prepared with Liquid

Margarine: Liquid soybean oil and hydrogenated cottonseed and soybean oils, water, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, soy lecithin, mono-and diglycerides,

sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (preservatives), artificial flavor, citric acid, vitamin A palmitate, beta carotene (color).

CONTAINS: EGG AND SOY LECITHIN.

So eat the grilled chicken it's yummy and GLUTEN FREE!

Please watch the dates on product info as ingredients change over the years.

Would have been easier and politer to have said that that info is out of date and here are the current ingredients..

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Does anyone know if the grilled chicken patties offered at McDonald's is gluten-free? I'm planning a long road trip home soon and was wondering if a quick McD's stop could be possible? Thank you!

I have eaten their grilled chicken several times in the last few weeks and I was fine. I always get sick if I get even tiny amounts of gluten, so I feel it's pretty safe (at least the one I go to). I imagine there are CC issues at different locations, but the current ingredients list says they are safe.

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The formulation definitely changed between the two posts.

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I'm 26 and work at a gas station, so quick and affordable meals are a commodity in my book. I eat at mcdonald's sometimes as often as twice a week, and have had much better luck avoiding gluten (and getting something I enjoy) there than any other fast food place. Wendy's is cool and all, but the last time I checked their fries were not safe. Also Mcdonald's at least in my area gives much better service.

You might have to be annoying, and if they are really busy I wouldn't risk it but they are usually very accomodating.

just my 2 cents.

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I ate at a McD's on a road trip to NYC last year and ended up quite ill. My guess was cc, but it's a risk I took. I learned my lesson, never again! I heavily pack snacks while on road trips now lol that's a scenario I'm not willing to replay! I know some others have had better luck than I, but that's my story. :)

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Definitely make sure you look at the dates on the posts before you come onto the site and reprimand someone for posting something that was accurate at that time. My goodness.

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Wow talk about digging up old posts. lol However good information to have. I am very happy to know things at McDonalds has changed and there is a chance I can eat there again. :D

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Definitely make sure you look at the dates on the posts before you come onto the site and reprimand someone for posting something that was accurate at that time. My goodness.

Punkin seems to eat a lot of junk food. It's probably affecting her mind. :ph34r:

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To me, those kinds of fast food places are just way too risky to eat at! Is it worth the risk of eating there? Not to me. I've been glutened by Wendy's, and never went back. At places like that, everything is just made in the same spot, whether grilled, fried or whatever. All it takes is walking into any of those restaurants and watching how they prepare stuff to scare you away from eating there!

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Wendy's fries are gluten-free but their fryers are not always dedicated. You have to ask.

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It's way too late to help this original poster, but in reading this thread, there's so many things that worry me....

WENDY'S IS THE WORST PLACE TO TRY TO EAT GLUTEN-FREE!!!! They are NOT at all dedicated in ANY way and they are a nightmare to even ask for gluten-free. 

I travel A LOT and I can't afford to spend a fortune or tons of time finding gluten-free restaurants that won't make me sick. I eat the Grilled Chicken Sandwich NO SEASONINGS (custom made to order very juicy and delicious - takes 7 minutes to cook and worth the wait) at McDonalds at least twice a week. 

I am extremely gluten allergic - extremely sensitive to wheat protein and poisons in our food supply - and allergic to a bunch of other things too (including milk protein - whey, sodium casseinate, and lutein - flax seed, opiates = poppy seeds, and any kinds of grass such as wheat grass, etc). 

I order "grilled chicken filet 'a la carte' with no seasonings" and medium french fries.

In the mornings, when I can't cook at home, I order 2 round eggs and 1 hash brown. 

I NEVER GET SICK AT MCDONALD'S when I order these orders.

I search on Celiac.com any time I try to eat out and I rarely end up ordering places because too many people post about getting sick off this or that because so many of us don't know what is making them sick!!!!! People order then think it's got gluten in it when it could be cross- contamination or yeast or milk protein that is making people sick because they aren't aware that with a gluten-allergy undiagnosed for a long time comes a whole long list of these other things we need to watch out for!!!!

Sign up for the gluten-free restaurant notification app and use Celiac.com, but ALSO DO YOUR RESEARCH AND GET THE ALLERGY TEST PANEL! If you can afford to pay $500 out of your pocket, get the DNA allergy test.

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54 minutes ago, Kristalee said:

It's way too late to help this original poster, but in reading this thread, there's so many things that worry me....

WENDY'S IS THE WORST PLACE TO TRY TO EAT GLUTEN-FREE!!!! They are NOT at all dedicated in ANY way and they are a nightmare to even ask for gluten-free. 

I travel A LOT and I can't afford to spend a fortune or tons of time finding gluten-free restaurants that won't make me sick. I eat the Grilled Chicken Sandwich NO SEASONINGS (custom made to order very juicy and delicious - takes 7 minutes to cook and worth the wait) at McDonalds at least twice a week. 

I am extremely gluten allergic - extremely sensitive to wheat protein and poisons in our food supply - and allergic to a bunch of other things too (including milk protein - whey, sodium casseinate, and lutein - flax seed, opiates = poppy seeds, and any kinds of grass such as wheat grass, etc). 

I order "grilled chicken filet 'a la carte' with no seasonings" and medium french fries.

In the mornings, when I can't cook at home, I order 2 round eggs and 1 hash brown. 

I NEVER GET SICK AT MCDONALD'S when I order these orders.

I search on Celiac.com any time I try to eat out and I rarely end up ordering places because too many people post about getting sick off this or that because so many of us don't know what is making them sick!!!!! People order then think it's got gluten in it when it could be cross- contamination or yeast or milk protein that is making people sick because they aren't aware that with a gluten-allergy undiagnosed for a long time comes a whole long list of these other things we need to watch out for!!!!

Sign up for the gluten-free restaurant notification app and use Celiac.com, but ALSO DO YOUR RESEARCH AND GET THE ALLERGY TEST PANEL! If you can afford to pay $500 out of your pocket, get the DNA allergy test.

.....you do know the Mc Ds uses wheat in the fries?

FRENCH FRIES

Ingredients: Potatoes, Vegetable Oil (Canola Oil, Corn Oil, Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Natural Beef Flavor [Wheat and Milk Derivatives]*), Dextrose, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate (Maintain Color), Salt. *Natural beef flavor contains hydrolyzed wheat and hydrolyzed milk as starting ingredients.

Contains: WHEAT, MILK.

https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/product/small-french-fries.html

 

Being a Hydrolyzed version it might not contain the gluten proteins.....but you said any wheat proteins.
Side thoughts I would not trust that place, stuff is constantly cross handled and changing gloves between stations does not happen often.
AVOID fast food restaurants, keep protein pars, prepackaged snacks, etc available in your car and pack meal prep kits.

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55 minutes ago, Kristalee said:

It's way too late to help this original poster, but in reading this thread, there's so many things that worry me....

WENDY'S IS THE WORST PLACE TO TRY TO EAT GLUTEN-FREE!!!! They are NOT at all dedicated in ANY way and they are a nightmare to even ask for gluten-free. 

I travel A LOT and I can't afford to spend a fortune or tons of time finding gluten-free restaurants that won't make me sick. I eat the Grilled Chicken Sandwich NO SEASONINGS (custom made to order very juicy and delicious - takes 7 minutes to cook and worth the wait) at McDonalds at least twice a week. 

I am extremely gluten allergic - extremely sensitive to wheat protein and poisons in our food supply - and allergic to a bunch of other things too (including milk protein - whey, sodium casseinate, and lutein - flax seed, opiates = poppy seeds, and any kinds of grass such as wheat grass, etc). 

I order "grilled chicken filet 'a la carte' with no seasonings" and medium french fries.

In the mornings, when I can't cook at home, I order 2 round eggs and 1 hash brown. 

I NEVER GET SICK AT MCDONALD'S when I order these orders.

I search on Celiac.com any time I try to eat out and I rarely end up ordering places because too many people post about getting sick off this or that because so many of us don't know what is making them sick!!!!! People order then think it's got gluten in it when it could be cross- contamination or yeast or milk protein that is making people sick because they aren't aware that with a gluten-allergy undiagnosed for a long time comes a whole long list of these other things we need to watch out for!!!!

Sign up for the gluten-free restaurant notification app and use Celiac.com, but ALSO DO YOUR RESEARCH AND GET THE ALLERGY TEST PANEL! If you can afford to pay $500 out of your pocket, get the DNA allergy test.

Hate to tell you but McDonalds French fries are NOT gluten free.  The "natural beef flavoring" contains wheat.  Their hasbrowns are also fried in the same fryers thus making them NOT gluten free.  Lots of Miss information by this poster.  

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