Best forFamilies looking to add a little (or a lot!) of spice to their chicken-dinner routine
Top BenefitsFlavourful and crunchy breading, included buffalo dipping sauce, tender chicken
ConsiderationsMight be too spicy for younger kids, high in sodium
Bottom lineGreat Value Buffalo Style Chicken Breast Chunks are a great last-minute dinner option full of flavour, crunch and spice—plus they come with a buffalo dipping sauce parents and older kids can enjoy.
If you’re looking to spice up your chicken dinner or just need something quick and easy to put on the table, Great Value Buffalo Style Chicken Breast Chunks might be your answer. These spicy and super-crunchy portions of breaded chicken breast won over our Today's Parent Approved editors and were a big hit with families, especially those with older children. (They weren't quite as much of a home run with younger kids whose taste buds are used to milder flavours). In addition to the flavourful seasoning, the nuggets also come with two dipping sauces—a spicy pub-style buffalo and a tangy ranch—which offer even more flavour. Most parents found one box was enough to feed their families, and that the product offered good value.
To properly compare the nutrition of the chicken nuggets we tested, we consulted our registered dietitian, Cara Rosenbloom, who performed a blind nutritional analysis (no brands or labels were provided). Using a 100-gram serving size, we analyzed the chicken's nutrients, as well as sodium, fat and fibre content. Great Value Buffalo Style Chicken Breast Chunks’ low fibre (1.1 grams) and high sodium (422 milligrams) levels were pretty similar to the other chicken nuggets we tested. But we were happy to see that they delivered higher amounts of protein (15.56 grams) and lower amounts of fat (6.67 grams) per serving than many others.
The box has a useful flap on top to help keep it closed, and with the nuggets and sauces contained, editors thought there’s wasn’t much wasted space. The inner bag must be cut open and can't be resealed, and the cooking instructions are only printed on the box. Parent testers found they were easily able to store the box in their freezers, had an easy time locating the ingredient listing, nutritional information, and instructions—which they found simple to understand and execute correctly. Parents commented that these nuggets were low maintenance to cook (you only need to them flip once) and they didn’t need to keep checking the oven every few minutes. All of our parent testers gave these chicken nuggets a positive rating when it came to ease of use. Plus, the included sauces were a nice touch and easy to heat up. Overall, parents thought Great Value Buffalo Style Chicken Breast Chunks made for a great dinner for busy weeknights when you need to get something on the table quickly between school and extracurricular activities.
Digging into these chicken nuggets fresh out of the oven, our TPA editors noted the crust was fairly thick and super crispy. The recommended cooking time was also spot-on in delivering golden, crunchy and juicy chicken nuggets for our parent testers, who noted that the ratio of chicken to breading was great. However, due to inconsistent sizing, some smaller chunks turned out overly crunchy while the larger nuggets were spongier—something to keep in mind when timing their removal from the oven.
These tasty buffalo chicken pieces deliver a kick, and our editors found the spice lingered in their mouths. Depending on your child’s spice tolerance, this line of nuggets might not be your best bet, but if your family loves spice and lots of flavour, Great Value Buffalo Style Chicken Breast Chunks won’t disappoint. The batter is flavourful and crunchy, and the tender chunks of chicken breast are reminiscent of pub-style chicken—our testers liked that when you bit into the chunks, it was obvious you were eating whole pieces of chicken.
After dishing up this quick dinner for their families, the majority of parent testers said they and their children enjoyed the taste and texture and would definitely eat them again. But, as our editors suspected, a few of our parent testers found the nuggets too spicy for their younger kids. Parents were generally satisfied with the serving size and based on the ingredients, were content with the amount of protein, fat, sugar and iron packed into these nuggets—and overall felt good about serving them to their kids.
After tasting these chicken chunks for themselves and serving them to their families, the majority of our parent testers rated Great Value Buffalo Style Chicken Breast Chunks as being of good to very good quality. As for value, one tester commented that these chicken nuggets had a great price and was impressed that one box fed four adults and one young child. In general, most were satisfied with these chicken nuggets, and found the taste, serving size, ease of use and how much their kids loved them all added to the product’s value. They would recommend them to other families, and felt that Great Value Buffalo Style Chicken Breast Chunks are worthy of the Today’s Parent Approved seal. We agree, as we find these crunchy, spicy and flavourful chicken pieces a great option for last-minute dinners.
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