Do McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets Have Dairy? (Answered)

McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets & Dairy

McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets contain no dairy ingredients. The only food allergen of potential concern for some people is wheat.

Keep in mind that this applies to the McNuggets only without dipping sauce. Some sauces have dairy as we will explain below.

These are McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets Ingredients: White Boneless Chicken, Water, Vegetable Oil (canola Oil, Corn Oil, Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil), Enriched Flour (bleached Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Bleached Wheat Flour, Yellow Corn Flour, Vegetable Starch (modified Corn, Wheat, Rice, Pea, Corn), Salt, Leavening (baking Soda, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Calcium Lactate, Monocalcium Phosphate), Spices, Yeast Extract, Lemon Juice Solids, Dextrose, Natural Flavors.

In addition to being dairy-free, McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets have no preservatives or artificial colors.

McDonald’s Dipping Sauces & Dairy

While McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets do not have dairy, you should be cautious about selecting a dipping sauce if you wish to avoid dairy. Some of the sauces have dairy, but not all.

According to the McDonald’s website, its Spicy Buffalo and Creamy Ranch dipping sauces contain dairy. All other dipping sauces do not have dairy (see the table below). Most ranch dressings/sauces have dairy so keep this in mind beyond just McDonald’s if you want to avoid dairy.

Dipping SauceDairy Ingredients (Yes or No)?Sauce Ingredients
Tangy BBQNoHigh Fructose Corn Syrup, Water, Tomato Paste, Red Wine Vinegar, Distilled Vinegar, Salt, Contains 2% Or Less: Modified Food Starch, Spices, Soy Sauce (water, Soybeans, Wheat, Salt), Soybean Oil, Dextrose, Xanthan Gum, Natural Smoke Flavor, Garlic Powder, Cellulose Gum, Chili Peppers, Caramel Color, Sodium Benzoate (preservative), Onion Powder, Sherry Wine Powder, Natural Flavors.
Spicy BuffaloYesCayenne Pepper Sauce (Cayenne Red Peppers, Distilled Vinegar, Water, Salt, Garlic Powder), Water, Soybean Oil, Modified Food Starch, Xanthan Gum, Beet Juice (color), Salt, Natural Flavor, Garlic, Calcium Disodium ETDA (to Protect Flavor).
Sweet ‘N’ SourNoHigh Fructose Corn Syrup, Water, Apricot Puree Concentrate And/or Peach Puree Concentrate, Distilled Vinegar, Contains 2% Or Less: Soy Sauce (Water, Soybeans, Wheat, Salt), Salt, Modified Food Starch, Sherry Wine Powder, Dextrose, Soybean Oil, Xanthan Gum, Spices, Sodium Benzoate (preservative), Natural Flavors, Garlic Powder, Cellulose Gum, Dried Chili Peppers, Onion Powder, Caramel Color, Extractives Of Paprika (color).
Honey MustardNoWater, Sugar, Soybean Oil, Distilled Vinegar, Mustard Seed, Honey, Corn Syrup Solids, Egg Yolks, Contains 2% Or Less: Salt, Cellulose Gel, White Wine, Xanthan Gum, Spices, Turmeric And Paprika Extract (color), Sodium Benzoate (preservative), Yeast Extract, Cellulose Gum, Natural Flavor, Maltodextrin.
HoneyNoGrade A Pure Honey
Hot MustardNoWater, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Distilled Vinegar, Soybean Oil, Mustard Seed, Salt, Spices, Egg Yolks, Modified Food Starch, Turmeric, Paprika, Xanthan Gum, Annatto Extract, Caramel Color, Sodium Benzoate (preservative), Spice Extractives, Calcium Disodium EDTA (to Protect Flavor).
Creamy Ranch SauceYesSoybean Oil, Water, Cultured Low Fat Buttermilk, Distilled Vinegar, Sugar, Egg Yolk, Contains 2% Or Less: Sea Salt, Garlic Puree, Whey Protein Concentrate, Lactic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Modified Guar Gum, Black Pepper, Potassium Sorbate (preservative), Onion Powder, Natural Flavor, Yeast Extract, Salt, Parsley, Calcium Disodium EDTA (protect Flavor).

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Final Thoughts

We highly recommend that you check the ingredients with McDonald’s before you dine if dairy or other ingredients are a concern for you to consume. Ingredients can change at any time and McDonald’s will offer the most accurate and up-to-date ingredient and allergen information.