For those who are trying to make a more informed choice about which nuggets they purchase, INSIDER ranked some popular varieties of store-bought chicken nuggets based on how many calories they contain per gram.
Of course, it’s important to remember calories do not reflect the total nutritional value of a food…
Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets (2.24 calories per gram)
Calories per serving size: Six pieces (85 grams) of nuggets are 190 calories.
Applegate Naturals says its nuggets are dairy-free, making them a great option for those with dairy allergies or sensitivities…
Applegate Naturals Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets (1.9 calories per gram)
Calories per serving size: Six pieces (84 grams) of nuggets are 160 calories.
Unlike the standard version of these nuggets, the gluten-free variety is breaded with organic rice flour, according to the ingredients list. Applegate Naturals says these nuggets contain no dairy, which makes them a great option for those who are sensitive to or allergic to dairy.