Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Product Review: Pinty's Gluten Free Chicken Breast Fillets

If you watch any tennis in Canada, you've probably seen the Pinty's commercials that play during the tournaments featuring Canadian phenom Eugenie Bouchard. I even know the slogan by heart: Pinty's-Eat well, live well, be well.

That's what I call effective advertising.

After I'd watched the ad for Pinty's gluten free breaded chicken breast fillets several times, my husband said Why don't you pick up a box and see if they're any good?

He's a genius, my husband.

Pinty's Chicken Breast Fillets are not chicken fingers, they're larger cutlets that are lightly breaded. The box I bought came with about 15 strips, which served my whole family with enough left over for my son to bring in his school lunch the next day. Two strips come in at about 210 calories and 7 grams of fat, which is pretty good. We paired ours with green beans and the kids were happy.

The box also comes with two pouches of plum sauce, perfect for dipping.

I wasn't sure what to expect, since many gluten free products can be dry or tasteless, but these were great. Oven-baked, they still came out nice and crispy on the outside with enough flavour to eat on their own even without the dipping sauce.

One fillet, straight out of the oven. 

I was impressed, and my son has asked me for them several times since he first tried them. They are priced in the same range as comparable products that aren't gluten free, and the taste is just as good. I picked my box up at Walmart in the frozen food section beside the other frozen chicken products. I love being able to support Canadian businesses, but I only do so if I really believe in their product. This is a great product.

It turns out they have a whole line of gluten free chicken products. 12 products, in fact. Who knew? No artificial flavours or colours makes me happy, and having the sauce included in the box is convenient. Now I need to decide what to try next. Apple butter BBQ? Mediterranean?

Great job Pinty's.


  1. i 100% agree - our family loves these they are fantastic!

  2. Where do you buy them? I don't recall ever seeing these. I've only seen GF chicken fingers/nuggets a few times, and at a pretty high price!

    1. I bought them at Walmart. I think the box cost around $11 or $12, but there were 15 fillets inside plus 2 packets of sauce. They were a dollar or two more expensive than the non-GF ones, so not too bad.

    2. Too spiced. Too much garlic powder in the breading.

    3. I agree with anonymous. Too many spices in the breading for me. If it were not for that they would be a great alternative.