These Are The Healthiest Frozen Chicken Nuggets You Can Buy

For many, chicken nuggets are a solid reminder of childhood days when you'd happily dig into a plate of freshly cooked nuggets, perhaps dipping them generously in ketchup or BBQ sauce and relishing each bite. Whether you prefer your chicken nuggets from a specific fast food chain or are generally happy with the nostalgic meal no matter where you get it from, they're a solid comfort food option for many that can be enjoyed on a variety of occasions. The food can be especially a good fix for kids when they're in a picky or bad mood, and just want something fast and familiar.

Chicken nuggets — especially the frozen variety at supermarkets – however, come many forms made by a ton of companies (via Eat This, Not That!). How can you know which brand is best while navigating the frozen grocery section of your local supermarket? Turns out, it's a fairly easy decision as long as you focus on the quality of the chicken itself. In case you need more guidance in figuring out which is the best brand of frozen chicken nuggets out there, here's a little help.

The quality of chicken is important with frozen nuggets

The Huffington Post states that, when it comes to frozen nuggets, one of the best picks out there are Bell & Evans Chicken Breast Nuggets. What works in the brand's favor is that their list of ingredients is straightforward and not too complex, making it a healthier choice than those offered by other companies. Bell & Evans also earns brownie points for staying away from antibiotics. A description on the company website reassures customers, promising, "Our breaded chicken breast nuggets are 100% whole breast meat pieces, not mechanically chopped or separated meat. Flash-fried in non-hydrogenated, U.S. produced, organic, expeller-pressed soybean oil and lightly breaded for maximum flavor and super convenience." 

The brand's frozen nuggets were also rated highly in a taste test conducted by The Kitchn, earning eight out of ten points and being dubbed the overall winner by the outlet. Their conclusion was simple: These nuggets get super close to tasting like chicken nuggets you'd make at home from scratch, and are juicy and flavorful enough to leave you satisfied.