The Aldi Breaded Chicken Roundup

Aldi Breaded Chicken Roundup

Aldi does not lack when it comes to breaded frozen chicken options. From nuggets and patties to tenders and fillets, the discount grocer sells a little of everything under its Kirkwood house brand. That is to say nothing of the less processed chicken cuts such as drumsticks, wings, thighs, breasts, whole birds, and even small Cornish hens the grocer also sells.

Aldi has developed a bit of a cult following around its breaded chicken products, with fans even referring to certain types of chicken according to the color of the bag it comes packaged in. In this post, we’ll take a look at a few of the most popular breaded chicken choices in the freezer section.

Kirkwood Breaded Chicken Breast Fillets

Kirkwood Breaded Chicken Breast Filets

Cost: $5.99 for a 24-ounce bag

Thoughts: Also known as “red bag” chicken, this might be the specific chicken selection that started the whole chicken craze at Aldi. Some people swear that these fillets served atop Aldi brioche buns are a dead ringer for Chik-fil-A chicken sandwiches. We’ll let you be the judge of that.

Full review: here

Kirkwood Parmesan Herb Encrusted Chicken Tenders

Kirkwood Parmesan Herb Encrusted Chicken Tenders

Cost: $5.99 for a 28-ounce bag

Thoughts: Also known as “green bag” chicken, these underwent some tweaks recently and now have more breading and come in larger pieces. They’re different than before, but still good.

Full review: here

Kirkwood Honey Battered Chicken Tenders

Kirkwood Honey Battered Breast Chicken Tenders

Cost: $4.45 for a 25.5-ounce bag

Thoughts: This sometimes goes by the name of “yellow bag” chicken. These tender small pieces of chicken are coated in a soft breading and go well with honey mustard dip.

Full review: here

Kirkwood Fully Cooked Chicken Fries

Kirkwood Fully Cooked Chicken Fries

Cost: $5.19 for a 24-ounce bag

Thoughts: These are like chicken nuggets but in a skinny shape perfect for dipping in your favorite sauce. They also are great for tossing in the air fryer.

Full review: here

Kirkwood Fully Cooked Honey BBQ Flavored Chicken Wings

Kirkwood Fully Cooked Honey BBQ Flavored Chicken Wings

Cost: $6.75 for a 28-ounce bag

Thoughts: These bone-in chicken wings are breaded and coated with a sweet and savory sauce. They heat easily in the oven and my family quickly polished these off. These wings are definitely something I’ll pick up again.

Full review: here

Kirkwood Buffalo Style chicken strips

Kirkwood Buffalo Style chicken strips

Cost: $6.75 for a 28-ounce bag

Thoughts: Fans often calls this “orange bag” chicken. My family isn’t particularly fond of spicy or buffalo-style foods, so we have not yet tried these and we don’t have a full review of them, but if you like spicy foods this is an option at Aldi.

Kirkwood Crispy Chicken Strips

Kirkwood Crispy Chicken Strips

Cost: $4.89 for a 25-ounce bag

Thoughts: These go by the name of “blue bag” chicken. They remind us of what you get when you order chicken fingers in a restaurant. These are generously sized and have plenty of crisp breading, and family members have been known to ask for these for birthday meals. Pair them with a salad and some barbecue sauce and you’ve got a nice meal.

Full review: here

Kirkwood Popcorn Chicken

Kirkwood Popcorn Chicken

Cost: $3.99 for a 25.5-oz. bag

Thoughts: This also comes in a yellow bag, but I think the honey battered chicken tenders might be the official “yellow bag” chicken. This chicken is fine on its own served with dipping sauce, but it also makes a good base for Chinese-American cuisine. We recommend drizzling one of the Aldi Asian-inspired sauces such as Teriyaki, Sweet and Sour, or General Tso’s over this chicken.

Full review: here 

Kirkwood Fully Cooked Nuggets

Kirkwood Nuggets

Cost: $3.49 for a 29-oz. bag

Thoughts: These are standard grocery store chicken nuggets, good for feeding hungry children at lunch time, but we won’t deny that grownups enjoy them, too.

Full review: here

Kirkwood Fully Cooked Dino Nuggets

Kirkwood Dino Nuggets

Cost: $6.99 for a 38-ounce box

Thoughts: For those of you who want something more fun than a plain chicken nugget, Aldi also sells dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets.

Full review: here

Kirkwood Fully Cooked Breaded Chicken Breast Patties

Kirkwood Fully Cooked Breaded Chicken Breast Patties

Cost: $3.59 for a 23.8-ounce bag

Thoughts: These are the more basic counterpart to the Aldi “red bag” chicken or Kirkwood Breaded Chicken Breast Fillets. These patties are more like what you’d find in a school cafeteria, but not in a bad way. If you like breaded chicken sandwiches, these are good comfort food.

Full review: here

Chicken Cordon Bleu

chicken cordon bleu 1

Cost: $0.99 for 5 ounces

Thoughts: These unique entrees are sold individually, so you can purchase the exact amount you need, whether you’re cooking for one or many. This breaded chicken is filled with gooey cheese and diced bits of ham, and kids and adults both love it in our house.

Full review: here

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 house plants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at www.rachaelsjohnston.com.

2 Comments

  1. Awesome review but you didn’t review the buffalo chicken. I will save you the trouble-just the right amount of spice but SUPER SALTY. So salty that I couldn’t eat them Buffalo wings should not be salty! Have a great day!

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