What's gluten free and dairy free at KFC?

What's gluten free and dairy free at KFC?

If you’re trying to eat at KFC with celiac disease, you’re going to be pretty hungry. All of their main dishes contain gluten, But there are a few items on the menu that are made without gluten ingredients. They have a shared kitchen space and make lots of foods that contain gluten, so it’s highly probable that there will be cross-contamination issues. Some celiacs aren’t even comfortable entering a KFC due to the possibility of airborne flour. Proceed at your own risk!


The gluten free options below are specific to KFC within the US. There may be different sauces or foods at the KFC in your country. If you know of other GF options at your local KFC or want us to outline another country’s GF KFC options, please let us know!

Here’s a link to KFC’s dietary restrictions page, in case you have additional food allergies.

Gluten Free Sides


Coleslaw from Fast Food Nutrition
  • Green beans

  • Sweet kernel corn

  • Corn on the cob

  • Potato salad

  • Coleslaw

  • Mashed potatoes (without the gravy)

    • contains dairy
  • Musselman’s applesauce

Gluten Free Salads

  • Caesar side salad (without croutons)

    • contains dairy
  • House side salad (without croutons)

Gluten Free Salad Dressings


Some ranch dressing from Eat This
  • Marzetti light Italian dressing

  • Heinz buttermilk dressing

    • contains dairy
  • Hidden Valley The Original ranch dressing

    • contains dairy
  • KFC® creamy parmesan caesar dressing

    • contains dairy

Gluten Free Sauces & Spreads


KFC sauces from Cheapism
  • Honey BBQ

  • Ketchup

  • KFC sauce

  • Ranch

    • contains dairy
  • Honey mustard

  • Colonel’s buttery spread

    • contains dairy
  • Strawberry jam

  • Grape jelly

  • Honey sauce

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