Aleia’s Coat & Crunch

Way back in October, while attending the Gluten Free Allergy Free Expo in Dallas, Buddy purchased some bread crumbs by Aleia’s.

Fast forward to April.  While at the Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest in Austin, Aleia’s  was there.   I stopped and talked to them, told them how we made eggplant Parmesan with the bread crumbs and how we like it. Found out about some new products of theirs.   Along with, how they take suggestions from consumers to create new products, which I thought was really cool.   Aleia’s makes cookies, panko, stuffing mixes, breads, breadcrumbs, croutons, and the newest item is “Coat & Crunch.” It comes in two varies: “Extra Crispy” and “Crispy Spicy.”

What some or most of you may not know is I do not like handling raw meat.  Ground meats or pieces.   I typically let Buddy do it.    However, I felt that I couldn’t honestly write this if I did not actually cook it.  So,  I decided I would cook the chicken.   We tried both kinds of the Coat and Crunch on two separate days.

Each package comes with two pouches of coating, it is really easy to handle and make.   I did not have any difficulties making it.    We made stripes on day and we made nuggets the other day.  Both times we used a little over two pounds, due to the packages we purchased.   The box states to use two pounds, it will cover slightly over two pounds when doing the strips, however I would not push it.

The spicy one wasn’t super hot, it had flavor to go with the heat and the crispy one was really good as well. There are sauce recipes on the box as well.   Aleia’s is produced in a dedicated gluten free bakery facility and are certified by the CSA (Celiac Support Association), the GFCO (Gluten Free Certification Organization) and Earth Kosher.  All of their products test at less than five parts per million. The Coat & Crunch does contain eggs.  However, it is Dairy Free, Kosher and Non-GMO.