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Q. Hi I would like to know if red rooster chicken is suitable for people on a gluten free diet. thanks in advance.

A. It looks like their chicken all contains gluten. Their peas, corn, garden salad and coffee appear to be gluten free. Chips and Hash browns may contain trace elements. 

When you are looking at take away menus there are a few things you should look out for to avoid accidental glutening. 

As for the rest of the menu It depends on which items you are choosing and how hyper sensitive you are, as cross contamination is always a possibility in kitchens that are preparing glutenous foods. As a general rule stay away from anything that is crumbed or contains bread crumbs (processed meats like patties or chicken nuggets. You will also need to watch out for sauces, gravy’s and marinades as they can contain gluten. 

Red rooster has an allergen guide on their website. According to this list (and this may vary over time so it pays to check).

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  • Gluten Free Aussie

    MacDonalds Menu
    by: Anonymous

    This is pretty cool MacDonalds now tells you exactly whats in each item.

    http://mcdonalds.com.au/sites/mcdonalds.com.au/files/images/Main-Menu-Combined-List-Aus-6-June-2012.pdf

    • Gluten Free Aussie

      Maccas brekky
      by: Kelli

      I now order egg and bacon muffin – without muffin – and then order 2 extra hash browns to replace muffin!! I have come across very helpful staff every time at McDonald’s!!

    • Gluten Free Aussie

      by: Anonymous

      All staff are told this information in their training and continued training, there is also posters in their staff rooms and offices, in saying that it is only in company owned stores that this training program is in forced, therefore if it is a franchise store you won’t get the same product knowledge from the staff as you would at a company owned store.

    • Gluten Free Aussie

      This chicken is not Gluten free or safe for people on a strict GF Diet.
      by: Louise van Delden

      I have asked Red Rooster stores in Brisbane if they are Gluten Free. And been told they are. As I have recently been told they are not, could you please educate your staff that this food is not safe for coeliac or gluten intolerant people to eat.
      It cause great health concerns.

  • Gluten Free Aussie

    McDonalds Nutrition Chart
    by: Anonymous

    http://mcdonalds.com.au/sites/mcdonalds.com.au/files/images/Ingredient-Listing-15-June-2011v2.pdf

    for those wanting the exact ingredients!

    • Gluten Free Aussie

      Red rooster is not gluten free
      by: Anonymous

      Red Rooster chicken is not gluten free as it all comes with stuffing and even if the stuffing is removed after cooking the chicken is contaminated with gluten. The chips are cooked in the same fryer as crumbed products and the seasoning has gluten in it. From experience there is nothing safe to eat at Red rooster free from contamination.

    • Gluten Free Aussie

      Macdonalds Breakfest
      by: Katrina Patch

      I’ve had maccas bacon and egg mcmuffin in a container without the muffin.

      Yum on the run.

      Don’t have an m&m mcflurry.

      There’s gluten in the m&ms.

    • Gluten Free Aussie

      Breadless Burger
      by: Deb Marxsen

      Can order from Macdonalds if you order without the bun, too.

      They put it in a carton with a knife and fork here in australia.

      Fries are alright too.

    • Gluten Free Aussie

      Take your own rolls
      by: Ash Ghahramani

      My wife takes her own rolls and they always make her burgers(McDonald’s that is) without a card.

      The brand is Naturally Glutenfree from memory. She thinks it’s the closest to a cheesburger bun she has found.

    • Gluten Free Aussie

      Take your own rolls
      by: Ash Ghahramani

      My wife takes her own rolls and they always make her burgers(McDonald’s that is) without a card.

    • Gluten Free Aussie

      Seasonings and Sauces
      by: Elizabeth Jones Anderson

      Even the Red Rooster chips have seasoning that isn’t gluten free.

      Check websites for allergy information sheets – although sometimes they’re not much help; the McDonalds one lists by product not by ingredient.

      Big Mac – not gluten free… well duh!

      How about the meat patty or the mayonnaise? It also doesn’t say on their website about the using your own bread so that was good to know.

    • Gluten Free Aussie

      wow, i didn’t realize Mcdonalds does that
      by: Marion Baker Paroz

      wow, i didn’t realize Mcdonalds does that

    • Gluten Free Aussie

      What About McDonalds
      by: Trish King

      When I was first diagnosed, over 30 years ago, the answer was NO.

      When in doubt, don’t. Sorry.

      If you join the Ceoliac Society you will receive cards that upon presentation to Mc Donalds, they will make up any hamburger order using your bread.

      I don’t know how you would go without the card. The card just states that you are a Ceoliac sufferer and McDonalds have said that they will be obliging using your own bread, rolls etc.

      Hope this is of help to you.

    • Gluten Free Aussie

      Red Rooster Chicken And A Gf Diet
      by: Gluten Free Aussie

      Hi Michelle,

      Good Question, There is a major issue when it comes to food chains, even if the ingredients themselves are gluten free there is still the issue of cross contamination.

      Red rooster cook there chicken, chips, stuffing, battered items and rolls all in the same kitchen so there is always a chance of cross contamination.

      As for the chicken itself I would avoid anything crumbed so this is not suitable.

      I am not sure about the chicken’s gluten free state as there website claims the chicken is “marinated and seasoned” it would depend on what it is glazed/seasoned with.

      Also chain stores like these sometimes use a chicken salt with a wheat base which can also be an issue.

      I suggest going in store and asking if they have a nutritional leaflet or emailing the head office.