If you’re a lover of chicken, then we’ve got three delicious recipes for you!
The three winners of our ALDI chicken recipe competition have been judged, and based on the fabulous quality of entries, it was a tough gig!
ALDI actually stocks an impressive range of chicken (both standard and free-range varieties) with ready made meals you can just pop in the oven, marinated varieties great for the oven, grill, BBQ and pan plus the whole range of your traditional cuts – breast, thigh, wing and drumstick!
Best of all their meat is 100% Australian grown fresh meat at permanently low prices.
As promised, we hit the Mum Central kitchen and recreated each recipe just for you so take a look at our some of our favourite recipes below and don’t forget to stop by and check out the range of chicken products at your local ALDI supermarket!
Winner 1: Sweet & Sticky Soy Chicken
by Penny Wo
- 3/4 cup Pure Vita Vegetable Oil
- 1/3 cup Bramwells Mixed Blossom Honey
- 2 garlic bulbs, minced
- 1/2 tsp ginger, minced
- 1/3 cup Asia Specialties Soy Sauce
- 1/4 cup Maryfield Brown Sugar
- 400g Aldi Willowton Free Range Chicken Thigh Fillets, cut into strips
- Imperial Grain Jasmine Rice
- Herb Garden fresh coriander
- Sesame seeds
- In a large bowl add the oil and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds (careful, it will be hot!).
- Stir in the honey, garlic and ginger. Then add the soy and sugar and mix well until dissolved. Allow the marinade to cool for 5 minutes.
- In a large bowl, add the chicken. Pour the marinade over the chicken and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes.
- Heat a large oiled frying pan. Add the chicken and pour the remaining marinade in the pan. Cook for 5-7 minutes until cooked through.
- Serve hot with steamed jasmine rice and chopped fresh coriander and sesame seeds on top.
Winner 2: Mexican Chicken Bake
by Natalie Stoute
- 1 cup steamed Imperial Grain Jasmine Rice
- 1 x 400g tin New Season Red Kidney Canned Beans rinsed and drained
- 2 cups Westacre Natural Tasty Cheese, grated
- 600g Willowton Free Range Chicken Thigh Fillets, boneless & skinless, roughly chopped
- 1 x jar El Tora Medium Salsa Dip
- 300g Farmdale Fresh Sour Cream
- Herb Garden Fresh Coriander (to serve)
- Preheat oven to 180˚C.
- In a large mixing bowl, combined cooked rice with kidney Transfer mixture to the baking dish spread the mixture so it evenly covers the bottom of the dish.
- Top with half of the cheese.
- Heat an oiled fry pan. Add the chicken thighs and cook for 2-3 minutes until sealed. Add the taco sauce and saute for around 6 minutes until just cooked.
- Spoon the chicken and sauce onto the rice in the baking dish and then cover with the remaining cheese.
- Cover the dish with foil and place in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove foil and cook for another 10 minutes.
- Serve with dollops of sour cream and fresh coriander.
Winner 3: Chicken Sundried Tomato Pasta
by Brianna Taylor
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 500g Willowton Free Range Chicken Breast, cut into bite sized pieces
- Salt and black pepper
- 1 jar Remano Sundried Tomato Pesto
- 3/4 jar of Deli Originals Sundried Tomatoes, drained well and chopped
- 250ml Farmdale Thickened Cream
- 400g Casa Barelli Fettucine Pasta
- Westacre Australian Parmesan Shredded Cheese
- A small handful of Herb Garden Basil, finely chopped
- Heat an oiled fry pan to medium heat and add the onion and cook for 2-3 minutes, then add the chicken. Brown off the chicken and cook for a further 5-6 minutes until onions are translucent and chicken is cooked through. Season to taste.
- Add the pesto and sundried tomatoes and stir to combine. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
- Add the cream and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, cook pasta according to packet instructions. Drain, reserving some starchy water and add water and pasta. Toss until well coated.
- Add the basil and serve with parmesan cheese on top.
Since ALDI Australia established in 2001, they have opened more than 420 stores nationwide and plan to open 120 stores in South Australia and Western Australia in the coming years! It’s no surprise if you’ve shopped there before, that a recent CHOICE survey* found Australian’s could save up to 50% on their weekly groceries just by shopping at ALDI. This just goes to reinforce their position of the price leader. Better in your own pocket don’t you think?
This is a sponsored post for ALDI Australia and all of the opinions are my own.
* Basket items prices in the CHOICE survey included brands and private label equivalents across 31 product categories, including fresh food items, bread, cheese, chocolate, tuna, toilet paper and frozen peas