Kirkwood Mediterranean Style + Zesty Mediterranean Style Chicken Breast Kabobs

One of our favorite healthy meals in my house is meat and assorted veggies cooked on the grill. It’s simple and relatively healthy, low carb, and delicious. My family loves steak or chicken cooked on the grilled, diced up, and served with diced grilled veggies such as mushrooms, onions, peppers, and zucchini all drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with fresh minced garlic, salt, and pepper.

When we grill chicken, we tend to toss whole chicken breasts on the grill. However, we’re not opposed to making kabobs. Or, sometimes Aldi sells kabobs. This week, I found some chicken breast kabobs at the discount grocery store. They come in Mediterranean Style and Zesty Mediterranean Style. I bought a box of each to try at home.

Kirkwood Chicken Breast Kabobs

Kirkwood Chicken Breast Kabobs are an Aldi Find. That means they’re only in stores for a short time. Each store receives one shipment, and after that sells out, they’re gone until next year, or whenever Aldi may decide to bring them back. Aldi does not offer online ordering for products that are sold out at your local store.

These cost $5.99 for a 16-ounce package at the time of writing Each package contains four 4-ounce kabobs. That comes out to about $1.50 per serving or about 37 cents per ounce.

These are a product of Canada.

Kirkwood Mediterranean Style Chicken Breast Kabobs

Kirkwood Mediterranean Style Chicken Breast Kabobs nutrition information, ingredients, and cooking directions. (Click to enlarge.)

These contain a little more than 11% of a solution of water, sodium phosphates and seasoning. They’re colored with paprika.

The main ingredient is chicken breast. These also contain some processed ingredients such as corn syrup solids, maltodextrin, natural flavor, and xanthan gum. If that’s an issue for you, you might prefer making chicken kabobs at home using your own seasonings.

One kabob (114 grams) has 140 calories, 3 grams of total fat (4% DV), 0.5 grams of saturated fat (3% DV), 400 mg of sodium (17% DV), 3-4 grams of total carbohydrates (1% DV), no dietary fiber or sugars, and 23 grams of protein.

Kirkwood Zesty Mediterranean Style Chicken Breast Kabobs

Kirkwood Zesty Mediterranean Style Chicken Breast Kabobs nutrition information, ingredients, and cooking directions. (Click to enlarge.)

The kabobs are sold raw, and the boxes indicate you store these frozen, but you should cook the kabobs from a thawed state. I let our kabobs sit in the fridge for a day to thaw. If you try to cook these from frozen, I’m guessing they might dry out before they come up to a safe internal temperature.

The backs of the boxes have directions for grilling these, frying them in a skillet, baking them in an oven, or air frying them. They should be cooked until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

To grill, cook on medium heat for 8-10 minutes, turning once or twice.

To fry in a skillet, cook on medium heat in a nonstick pan for 10-12 minutes. Turn occasionally.

To bake, preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place the kabobs on a foil-lined baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 18-20 minutes, turning once or twice.

To air fry, grease the tray in the air fryer basket with cooking oil. Place the skewers in a single layer in the basket and leave space in between. Cook at 400 degrees for 6-7 minutes.

Kirkwood Chicken Kabobs

Raw thawed kabobs in their packaging, ready to cook. When we pulled the first kabob out of the package to place it on the grill, some chicken chunks fell off and remained in the package. You can see them in the bottom of this photo.

We chose to grill these kabobs alongside some veggies. While the directions say to cook these from thawed, we found that they didn’t hold together very well once thawed. When we went to take individual kabobs out of the package to place on the grill, we often had chunks of chicken fall off the sticks. As a result, we quickly realized it was best to place these on a grill tray or grill topper to keep small pieces from falling through the grill grates.

Kirkwood Chicken Kabobs

Kabobs on our Aldi grill topper on the grill. Zesty Mediterranean Style on the left, Mediterranean Style on the right. The Zesty Mediterranean ones have a slightly reddish color due to the seasonings.

These cooked up in about 12-15 minutes, so they took a little longer than the grilling directions indicated. They came out with nice grill marks and smelled good.

Kirkwood Chicken Kabobs

Cooked kabobs. Zesty Mediterranean Style on the left, Mediterranean Style on the right.

These were decent, although my family all found them to be a bit boring or plain by themselves. We liked pulling the meat off the wooden skewers and eating it with bites of veggies, including mushrooms, peppers, and onions. These would also go well with rice. The Mediterranean Style kabobs have a milder flavor, while the Zesty ones have just a hint of kick. I personally liked the Zesty ones best, but my family had mixed opinions as to which flavor was their favorite. I found some small fatty bits in one of my kabobs, but it wasn’t necessarily a deal breaker.

The Verdict:

Kirkwood Chicken Breast Kabobs come in Mediterranean Style and Zesty Mediterranean Style. You can grill, pan fry, bake, or air fry them. We grilled ours, and we strongly recommend putting these on a grill topper (Aldi sold some recently) so small pieces of chicken don’t fall through the grates. These are good if you’re a fan of grilled meats. We think these are best when served with grilled veggies, rice, or other sides.

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.

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