All my veggie chicken burger dreams have been answered!!! Aldi is one of my favourite places to shop however they haven’t had much of a range of fake meats… until now! They have recently released their own vegan sausage rolls, vegan beef burgers and vegan chicken burgers. I was most excited to try the chicken burgers as I see this about less often than beef style veggie burgers so wanted to see how well they could replicate it.
My first impression when I saw the packaging was how much the image reminded me of McDonald’s Mayo Chicken burger. However, obviously, not everything looks like its packaging once it’s cooked. Also, the name reminded me of Iceland’s Meat-Free Range such as their No Bull beef burgers.
The instructions to cook them were really easy and said to cook them in the oven for about 20 minutes. When I took them out of the packaging I was impressed with the size of them because sometimes frozen burgers can be on the smaller side, but this felt like one burger would be a decent portion. When it was done cooking I firstly noticed the juices which were coming out of it and it resembled how real chicken would let out juices.
This impressed me, as one of my annoyances of veggie burgers is that they are often dry but this burger felt really juicy and moist without being greasy. It had a very soft and tender centre without being mushy as the “chicken” was textured throughout. This is was really nice paired with the crispy coating of the outer layer which held together well.
Overall, I really enjoyed this burger and reminded me a lot of the chicken burgers I used to have at fast-food chains. It is great to see budget-friendly stores like Aldi doing their own meat substitutes as it makes it a lot more accessible and affordable. I would definitely recommend this burger during the summer time if your planning on having a bbq or sharing some food with your friends and family. I’m sure veggies and meat-eaters will all be impressed with this one.
I hope you enjoyed reading my thoughts on Aldi’s new No Chicken Burger and let me know your thoughts in the comments below.