The deli section at Aldi contains many underrated ready-to-heat meals that don’t always get the fanfare they deserve, including burnt ends, pulled pork, beef brisket, fajita chicken, and more. These dinners are all under the Park Street Deli Aldi private label, which includes a variety of deli products, dips, and appetizers such as layered dip, snack trays, Mexicali dip, chicken salad, street corn dip, mac and cheese, lobster roll dip, and more.
My family and I have been slowly working our way through the heat-and-serve meals in the Park Street Deli line, and we’ve yet to try one we didn’t like. Most recently, I picked up some artichoke stuffed chicken.
Park Street Deli Artichoke Stuffed Chicken cost $6.99 for a 16-ounce package at the time of publication. The package describes this as “boneless skinless chicken breast with rib meat hand stuffed with artichoke, spinach, & Parmesan cheese.” It is fully cooked and is perishable, so it should be kept refrigerated. The chicken package I purchased in early June had a best-by date of mid July.
This is a Regular Buy, which means you should be able to find it at Aldi all year.
If you’re looking out for allergens, this contains milk and wheat.
One package has about three five-ounce (140-gram) servings. One serving has 210 calories, 8 grams of total fat (12% DV), 4 grams of saturated fat (20% DV), 85 mg of cholesterol (28% DV), 490 mg of sodium (20% DV), 7 grams of total carbohydrates (2% DV), 1 gram of dietary fiber, 1 gram of sugar, and 28 grams of protein.
The package has directions for heating this chicken in the microwave. Using scissors, cut open the package and place the chicken on a cutting board. Slice the chicken breast into 1-inch slices. Place all the pieces on a microwave-safe plate and drizzle any remaining juices evenly over the slices. Apply a damp paper towel to your dish. Microwave for 3 minutes or until hot. Remove the damp paper towel. Let cool for 30 seconds and then serve.
This chicken may be frozen if you don’t plan to eat it right away. To defrost it, place the package in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours. Then follow the heating instructions above. Use the product within three days of defrosting.
This was easy to heat in the microwave, although the chicken was so tender it fell apart some as I removed it from the packaging. This meal won’t win any awards for its looks. It does not look anything like the picture on the package, which features golden brown chicken and a nice-looking filling with cheese and artichokes. Instead, it’s plain chicken with a pale green mushy filling. The filling was kind of stacked on top of the chicken rather than stuffed inside, too.
Flavor wise, this is okay but a bit on the blander side compared to some of the other ready-to-heat meals in the Aldi deli section. My family thought this chicken was all right, but it’s probably not something I’ll buy again.
Park Street Deli Artichoke Stuffed Chicken features chicken stuffed with artichokes and cheese. It’s sold refrigerated and quickly heats in the microwave for an easy meal. This chicken doesn’t look very appetizing, but it tastes okay, if a bit bland.