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Aldi Red Bag Chicken

Aldi Red Bag Chicken: Everything You Need to Know

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What is Aldi Red Bag Chicken?

Red bag chicken is a popular item from Aldi that, unsurprisingly, is chicken that comes in a red bag. You will find it in the freezer section under its official name: Kirkwood Breaded Chicken Breast Fillets.

They are so popular because they are delicious, versatile, and cheap. The price for a 24 oz bag of this fan favorite chicken is usually just slightly more than a good chicken sandwich at your favorite fast food joint. As I am writing this in 2022 the price for a Red Bag of Chicken is just $6.29 at my regular Aldi.

While the name Red Bag Chicken is used to describe the breaded chicken fillets Aldi also sells it’s popular Kirkwood Chicken Nuggets in a very similar red bag so be sure to get the breaded breast fillets if you are looking for “The Red Bag”. The chicken nuggets are also very good but a very different product.

How to use Red Bag Chicken

The most popular use of Aldi’s famous red bag is a Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich copycat use the Kirkwood Breaded Chicken Fillets with Aldi’s Specially Selected Brioche Buns and a few pickles. This is the most common way I eat this, usually with some of Aldi’s frozen fries (also surprisingly good) on the side.

But you don’t have to use them in a sandwich; they are tasty on their own or topping one of Aldi’s salad kits. The biggest thing is cooking it the right way so it comes out nice and crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.

Aldi Red Bag Chicken Meal Ideas

Red Bag Chicken Fillet Sandwich

  • Kirkwood Breaded Chicken Fillets
  • L’oven Fresh Kaiser Rolls
  • Park Street Deli Dill Pickle Chips
  • Burman’s Squeeze Aioli Spread
  • Little Salad Bar Classic Coleslaw
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Red Bag Chicken Caesar Salad

Chicken Fillet Stir Fry

Chicken Fillet Quesadilla

  • Kirkwood Breaded Chicken Fillets
  • Pueblo Lindo Flour Tortillas
  • Happy Farms Mexican Style Shredded Cheese
  • Little Salad Bar Fresh Salsa
  • Little Salad Bar Guacamole
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Red Bag Chicken Pasta

Red Bag Chicken In The Air Fryer

Air frying is the best way to cook Red Bag chicken but the directions on the package do not give air frying instructions. I only cook this chicken in an air fryer (this one to be specific) and I typically set the airfryer to 400F and cook for 10 minutes and then flip and cook for another 8-10 minutes.

I usually do not preheat the air fryer so if you do preheat the fryer you may need to knock a couple minutes off the cook time. Be sure to check the temp to make sure they are heated through even though they are fully cooked prior to freezing.

The standard directions use a preheated conventional oven and cook at 400F for 20 minutes and the flip and cook for another 20 minutes. So air frying gives a better result in about half the time but both are good options.

I would not even attempt microwaving red bag chicken. You won’t end up with a crisp coating and you will likely dry out the meat or end up with a bad texture.

My Favorite Air Fryer

Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Airfryer Combination

Kirkwood Breaded Chicken Breast Nutrition Content

For each chicken fillet:

  • Calories: 280
  • Fat: 10g (2g saturated, 0G trans, 4.5g polyunsaturated, 2.5g monounsaturated)
  • Cholesterol 85mg
  • Sodium: 1010mg
  • Total Carbs: 17g (2g Fiber, 4g sugar)
  • Protein: 32 g

Where to get Red Bag Chicken?

You can only get “THE” Red Bag Chicken (aka Kirkwood Breaded Chicken Breast Fillets) at Aldi in the freezer section. It is one of the products they carry regularly but because it is so popular they tend to be sold out at times so stock up!

Aldi Red Bag Chicken Breast Fillets
2022 Price

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Aldi Red Bag Chicken Reviews

4.0
4.0 out of 5 stars (based on 8 reviews)
Excellent75%
Very good0%
Average0%
Poor0%
Terrible25%

Best chicken fillet in town.

March 14, 2024

I love these. Have made many in my air fryer and served with veg and potato or in Brioche bun with lettuce and Mayo. I will not be buying any fast food chicken again.

Marilyn

Best frozen breaded chicken.

October 12, 2023

We have these often for chicken sandwiches. So much better than the patties, which are pretty much just a bigger flattened chicken nugget. The Kirkwood red bag breaded breasts are actual chicken breasts.

Karen

Not quite Chick-fil-A but close!

July 26, 2023

The only complaint I have is that there’s more black pepper than I like. But I mainly use it for sandwiches with pickles and tomato! It’s so much better than those chicken patties.

Just like Chick-fil-A -it’s an actual chicken breast filet -tender and juicy! So good and reasonably priced.

I recently got a chicken sub from Subway and it was $7.99 for a half (6″). I think red bag chicken is a good bargain.

retta

Nope, Not like Chick fil a

March 23, 2023

I always special order my Chick-fil-A sandwich with no pickles. I think they soak these chicken patties in deal pickle juice. Not my cup of tea. They were however crispy when they came out of my oven for the most part.

Tammy

Best frozen chicken

February 1, 2023

Hands down the best frozen chicken I have ever tasted, my only gripe is sometimes you get a gritty one.

Bob A

Adam @ Aldi Things.com

Adam is a home cook and Aldi fan who focuses on cooking easy, healthy, everyday meals for the family.

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