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Make Delicious Aldi Orange Chicken with Aldi Gold Bag Chicken

Make Delicious Aldi Orange Chicken with Aldi Gold Bag Chicken

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Looking for a delicious and easy Aldi orange chicken recipe? This one is definitely a winner! You can make it with Aldi’s Gold Bag Chicken, which is a high-quality product at an affordable price. The best part is that this dish is so simple to prepare – you only need a handful of ingredients. So gather your supplies and let’s get started!

Make Delicious Orange Chicken with Aldi Gold Bag Chicken

Aldi Mandarin Orange Chicken

I know Aldi sells an orange chicken that you can heat in the oven within minutes for a satisfying meal for yourself or the entire family. It is great over rice, your favorite vegetables, or even noodles.

The brand is Fusia and it is you can find this Asian Inspired Mandarin Orange entree from Aldi in their freezer section.

Where does the orange chicken recipe originate?

The orange chicken recipe has a long and varied history. The dish is thought to have originated in the Hunan province of China, where it was first made with a type of dried mandarin orange called a tangerine. It wasn’t until the 1940s that the dish started appearing in restaurants throughout America, and it was given its now-familiar name of “orange chicken.”

Do you have to use Orange Marmalade in the sauce?

No, you don’t have to use Orange Marmalade in the sauce. You can substitute a similar product like apricot preserves or even Mandarin oranges.

What else can I add to this recipe?

If you want to add a little bit of heat to this dish, you can try adding a teaspoon or two of sriracha sauce to the sauce. You can also add a bit of chopped green onion to the chicken before serving.

Aldi Orange Chicken and Rice

What do I like about bagged meals like that? They are great for those beyond busy nights where you need to get something on the table quickly.

What I don’t like about bagged meals like that? They are often seasoned with a sauce that I find is either lackluster or overpowering.

THAT is why I have a fake-out version of Aldi Orange Chicken for you and your family that is still super budget-friendly and very easy to make. We prefer it over rice but it is beyond easy to stretch this meal further by adding a bag of your favorite frozen veggies to it!

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How do you cook Aldi Gold Bag Chicken?

First of all, these are fully cooked so you really only need to heat them up. The instructions allow for both oven and microwave heating, with the microwave being the faster of the two options. I would skip the air fryer as this chicken is already cooked.

To bake, you first preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Put a silicone baking mat or piece of parchment paper on your baking sheet and then place the tenders on a single layer on a baking sheet, then cook for 4 minutes, turn, and cook for 4-6 minutes longer until heated through. I find that if I don’t layer the baking sheet first that the chicken tends to stick to the baking sheet.

As for the microwave, the more you do at a time, the longer it will take to cook them.

  • 3 tenders cook 40-50 seconds
  • 6 tenders cook 1 minute to 1 minute 10 seconds
  • 9 tenders cook 1 minute 30 seconds to 1 minute 40 seconds
  • 12 tenders cook 1 minute 40 seconds to 1 minute 50 seconds

I like this option if I just want to heat a few up to dip in honey mustard as an appetizer or something.

Other Aldi Gold Bag Chicken Recipes

We have played with the Gold bag goodness before and whipped up several recipes:

How do you store leftover Aldi Orange Chicken?

We wrap it up in plastic wrap or in an airtight container and store it in the fridge. It will keep for a few days, but I like to eat it all within 24 hours if possible. We usually eat this over rice or with noodles, so we use those leftovers as well!

How do you reheat leftovers of Aldi Orange Chicken?

We put it in the microwave on medium power for about a minute and a half, stirring halfway through. If it’s not hot enough when we take it out, we’ll put it back in for another 15-30 seconds. We’ve never had any complaints!

Ingredients for Aldi Orange Chicken:

ingredients needed to make Aldi orange chicken
  • Aldi Gold Bag Honey Battered Chicken Breast Tenders, 4-6 per serving
  • Jasmine Rice, for serving the orange chicken over
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce
  • ½ cup + 1 tablespoon orange marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce – you can use low-sodium soy sauce if you wish
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

How to Make Aldi Orange Chicken

Prepare the jasmine rice according to the directions on the package

o Make Aldi Orange Chicken

Bake Aldi gold bag chicken – we think it works better to bake it instead of microwaving it.

how to make sauce for orange chicken

In a bowl whisk together the barbecue sauce, orange marmalade, soy sauce, and toasted sesame oil until well combined to make your orange chicken sauce.

adding your chicken to your orange sauce

Toss your cooked chicken in your orange sauce

Serve over prepared jasmine rice

ready to serve aldi orange chicken

Garnish with sesame seeds, serve, and enjoy!

Other Aldi Bagged Chicken Recipes You May Enjoy:

Yield: 4

Make Delicious Aldi Orange Chicken with Aldi Gold Bag Chicken

ready to serve aldi orange chicken

Looking for a delicious and easy Aldi orange chicken recipe? This one is definitely a winner! You can make it with Aldi’s Gold Bag Chicken, which is a high-quality product at an affordable price.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • Aldi Gold Bag Honey Battered Chicken Breast Tenders, 4-6 per serving
  • Jasmine Rice, for serving the orange chicken over
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce
  • ½ cup + 1 tablespoon orange marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce – you can use low-sodium soy sauce if you wish
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

Instructions

Prepare the jasmine rice according to the directions on the package

Bake Aldi gold bag chicken – we think it works better to bake it instead of microwaving it.

In a bowl whisk together the barbecue sauce, orange marmalade, soy sauce, and toasted sesame oil until well combined to make your orange chicken sauce.

Toss your cooked chicken in your orange sauce

Serve over prepared jasmine rice

Garnish with sesame seeds, serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 667Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 1683mgCarbohydrates: 74gFiber: 3gSugar: 41gProtein: 28g

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