Kirkwood Chicken, Broccoli & Swiss Breaded Stuffed Chicken Breasts

One of my favorite easy meals from Aldi is the Kirkwood Chicken Cordon Bleu. It’s sold as individual stuffed, breaded chicken breasts in the Regular Buy freezer section, so I can purchase as many as I need at around $1 each to make dinner for my family. All I have to do is drop them on a baking sheet, set the oven timer, and enjoy some family time while dinner bakes.

So when I saw Aldi selling larger bags of chicken cordon bleu as well as chicken stuffed with broccoli and Swiss cheese as a limited-time special, I picked up the chicken with broccoli and Swiss. I thought it would be similar to — but a different twist on — the chicken cordon bleu my family has had before. 
Kirkwood Chicken, Broccoli and Swiss Breaded Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Kirkwood Chicken, Broccoli & Swiss Raw Breaded Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Rib Meat cost $4.99 at the time of publication for a 20-oz. bag containing four stuffed chicken entrees.

It was sold alongside bags of chicken cordon bleu as well, although at four servings per bag, these cost about $1.25 per serving rather than the $1 per serving for the Regular Buy chicken cordon bleu. I’m not sure what, if any, difference there is between the Aldi Find chicken cordon bleu and the Regular Buy chicken cordon bleu that would constitute the price difference. Since we’ve had chicken cordon bleu recently, it was an easy decision to try the chicken stuffed with broccoli and Swiss cheese instead.

This chicken is an Aldi Find (Special Buy), which means it’s only in stores for a short time.

The package states this chicken was raised on a vegetarian diet, although chickens are by nature omnivores, so a vegetarian diet is not as natural or healthy as it may sound. The bag also says the chicken was raised cage free, although most meat or broiler chickens raised in the U.S. appear to be raised cage free, usually on large barn floors. Egg-laying hens are another matter, as they typically are raised in battery cages.

Cooking directions are for a conventional oven only. To bake these, preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the frozen entrees from the package and place them on an aluminum baking sheet at least three inches apart on the center rack in the middle of the oven. Bake 1-2 entrees for 38 minutes or bake 3-6 entrees for 40 minutes, or until they reach a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees. (Insert a meat thermometer at an angle 2 inches into the top center of a chicken breast.)

Ingredients are: boneless breast of chicken with rib meat and up to 14% solution (water, rice starch, sea salt, lemon juice concentrate, garlic powder, sugar, onion powder, and vinegar), water, broccoli, whole wheat flour, Swiss cheese (pasteurized part skim milk, cheese cultures, salt, and enzymes), and less than 2% of expeller pressed canola oil, leavening (cream of tartar, baking soda), potato starch, sea salt, spices, sugar, turbinado sugar, yeast, and corn flour.

In terms of allergens, this entree contains milk and wheat.

Kirkwood Chicken, Broccoli and Swiss Breaded Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Nutrition information and ingredients. (Click to enlarge.)

This bag contains four servings, with each serving netting you 230 calories, 10 grams of total fat (13% DV), 2.5 grams of saturated fat (13% DV), 430 mg of sodium (19% DV), 11 grams of total carbohydrates (4% DV), and 23 grams of protein.

This was easy to make in my oven, and it was definitely done after 40 minutes.

The chicken and breading taste very similar to the chicken cordon bleu we’ve had from Aldi before, with soft chicken and a crisp outer coating, but the stuffing was mostly medium-sized chunks of broccoli and not much cheese. It didn’t help that a small amount of cheese leaked from the entrees while they were baking, but it doesn’t seem like there much was cheese to begin with. My family thought these were okay, and everyone ate them all, but we definitely prefer the heartier, cheesier Regular Buy chicken cordon bleu over these limited-edition broccoli and Swiss chicken breasts.

The Verdict:

Kirkwood Chicken, Broccoli & Swiss Raw Breaded Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Rib Meat is a limited-time special that is similar to Aldi’s Regular Buy chicken cordon bleu, with tender chicken and a crisp outer breading. It’s easy to bake and tastes good. It is filled with plenty of soft broccoli, but we found the Swiss cheese to be on the skimpy side, making this more of a chicken and broccoli entree rather than chicken, broccoli, and cheese.

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more houseplants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at rachaelsjohnston.com.

4 Comments

  1. You probably cooked it too long, I love the broccoli and swiss version, I’m trying to find it in Washington state with no luck. They have things like it, but it’s $5.00 for 2 and they are significantly smaller than the single wrapped ones for a dollar, and they taste weird. If you cook it too long, all the cheese leaks out n disappears.

  2. I bought several of the broccoli 🥦 & cheese a couple months ago for a period of time for over a year & just as of a couple months ago yes i got sick & went to the hospital for stomach pains & cramps I even told my cousin about this product to buy because they where oso good & yet easy to make for a get up & go to cook in the the microwave & air fryer…& I how ever heard it on the news but didn’t pay that much of attention quickly because I was doing other things at the time not really paying attention….now where do we go frm here now….

  3. Bought these and they were very good and I would buy them on a regular basis if available. I was very disappointed when I could not find them at Aldi’s again

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