Here is the complete KFC gluten-free menu.
KFC Gluten-Free Menu 2023
Unfortunately, if you go to KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) and you’re looking to avoid gluten, you won’t be able to eat any of the chicken that they are named for. None of their chicken is gluten-free. You can, however, eat some of their side dishes and salads.
- Corn on the Cob
- Green Beans
- Mashed Potatoes
- Sweet Kernel Corn
Important: The gravy that comes separately with the mashed potatoes does have gluten in it.
Salads (not including dressing or croutons)
- Caesar Side Salad
- House Side Salad
- Heinz Buttermilk Dressing
- Hidden Valley The Original Ranch Fat-Free Dressing
- KFC® Creamy Parmesan Caesar Dressing
- Marzetti Light Italian Dressing
- Buttermilk Ranch Dipping Sauce Cup
- Colonel’s Buttery Spread
- Creamy Buffalo Dipping Sauce Cup
- Finger-Lickin’ Good™ Dipping Sauce Cup
- Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce Cup
- Honey Sauce Packet
- Summertime BBQ Dipping Sauce Cup
- Sweet N Tangy Dipping Sauce Cup
- Capri Sun® Roarin’ Waters Tropical Fruit
- Chocolate Milk 1%
- Milk 1%
- Milk 2%
- GoGo Squeez Applesauce
- All beverages are gluten-free
KFC is an international fast food chain that was founded by Harland Sanders in 1930. At the time, he was in the midst of a depression, but still mustered the courage to open his first restaurant in a small gas station in Corbin, Kentucky. During this time, the restaurant was known as Sanders Court & Café, with Sanders serving in multiple positions such as the chief cook, station operator, and cashier.
Sanders was born in 1890 on a farm just outside Henryville, Indiana. At the tender age of 6, his father passed on and he had the responsibility of looking after his younger siblings while their mother spent long hours at work. One of his duties was feeding his smaller brother and sister. This is where he began honing his cooking skills and by the age of 7, Harland was already a seasoned cook.
KFC is one of the few original American brands that boasts a rich tradition and history. Their success is partly attributed to a list of secret spices and herbs which were written on the back of his kitchen door more than 70 years ago. In 1936, Sanders’ restaurant began enjoying massive success, and by 1950, the Kentucky state governor named him colonel, the highest honor that a U.S. state can bestow upon a citizen. Following this title, Harland began dressing the part to appeal to more customers, adopting a clean white suit and colonel bow-tie that has made him a pop-culture icon for Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Currently, KFC is the most popular chicken restaurant chain in the world, specializing in their same original recipe, as well as other new options such as extra crispy chicken, buttermilk biscuits and home-style sides. There are around 18,000 KFC locations in the world spread across 115 countries and territories. Despite opening so many locations globally, the company has still not compromised on its recipe even for a second.
- KFC Allergen Menu
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KFC Gluten-Free Menu
While KFC does have some sides and salads that are gluten-free, you won’t be able to put them on the side of anything as they don’t offer any chicken without gluten.
27 thoughts on “KFC Gluten-Free Menu”
The gravy has gluten
Yes, unfortunately, the gravy that comes separately with the mashed potatoes does have gluten in it. The mashed potatoes by themself are gluten-free.
Please can you make a gluten-free chicken menu & make me feel part of the “normal” world again. It would be easy to make a decent chicken coating using gluten-free flour. Thank you.
I would love some gluten-free chicken. I haven’t been to KFC for probably 7+ years because they really don’t have anything I can eat. We can hope!
How true. For me it has been even longer. No need to put flour on baked or grilled chicken.
Why is their baked or grilled chicken have wheat flour on it? No one bakes or grills a chicken with flour on it.
Another site says the mashed potatoes are not gluten-free.
According to KFC’s own website, the mashed potatoes are gluten-free and don’t contain any wheat. They do contain Milk and Soy.
Sorry if this is rude it’s not intended to be. It says that the gravy – that comes with the mashed potatoes- is not gluten free. It doesn’t say that the mashed potatoes has gluten just that the gravy does.
It is inconceivable that KFC can’t make a chicken coating that is gluten-free. There are so many options now. I can easily make gluten-free chicken at home but it doesn’t taste like the KFC that I crave. It should also be dairy-free because the two go hand in hand.
Hey Nancy, yes we can hope! Perhaps one day KFC will have a gluten-free option.
I agree! I have celiac and must eat gluten free and would think KFC by now would have gluten free.
I think it’s rather laughable that they do not offer gluten-free chicken! It’s quite easily made so I don’t know why they can’t make a gluten-free batter as I do. If they could actually do this I would drop by in a flash.
Agreed Dave! I would love me some KFC haha. But I don’t think they’ll be getting gluten-free chicken any time soon, unfortunately.
Omg, someone make them get gluten-free chicken. 😫 I miss KFC.
KFC WTF no gluten free, this is discrimination!!!
What about the nuggets, do they have gluten in them?
If the nuggets are breaded, then they most likely have gluten/wheat in them.
Yes I would love to have some Kentucky fried gluten-free chicken.
I have celiac disease. I feel we should have somebody who will be so kind and make us all who have celiac and wheat allergies a gluten-free menu at Kentucky. It smells so good when I pass by the restaurant. Please please make us some gluten-free Kentucky. We will pay extra money for it.
There are so many gluten-free flours available these days. Thanks. For thinking about making it for us. 😂🤣👍
That sounds really good right now! I haven’t had KFC in over 15 years now due to the fact that they don’t really have anything I can eat. Would be nice to see a few gluten-free options.
KFC why can’t you make the same spices (recipe) except using almond flour and almond milk and just dedicate one fryer for gluten-free frying to all your stores? It seems like a no brainer to me? You could be inclusive to people with celiac disease. I would be one of the first in line. I’m sure you are falling behind the fast food industry where just about everyone offers gluten-free options now.
I agree. I would go immediately if they had some gluten-free options. Obviously, it isn’t the healthiest of choices, but this would totally be somewhere I would go on a splurge/cheat day.
It so easy to make a coating using either GF flour or cornstarch. Cornstarch actually comes out way crispier. They are missing out on a huge customer base by not having GF.
As a family we avoid KFC as I cannot find anything for a meal that is gluten-free. It annoys me that they have adapted for vegans recently (which is a choice lifestyle) but not for gluten intolerances which can be very serious.
I’m sure The Colonel could come up with an inoffensive-tasting gluten-free coating for his chicken, but that’s not the issue. The issue is preparation and cooking. Are they to create a special deep fryer just for gluten-free patrons? There is also a liability issue with claiming gluten-free status that can get expensive.
Many fast food places these days have separate fryer’s for gluten-free patrons. You’d be surprised. So it’s been done many times. It’s not that they can’t do it, it’s most likely because they don’t think they can make enough money off of it.
However, what they don’t realize is that entire families will skip going there if one member of the family has a gluten intolerance or celiac disease. And this number just keeps growing.
Are the chips gluten free?