Add this Aldi Chicken Stir Fry to your meal plan for a quick and easy Asian inspired meal for under $1.50 per serving.
I recently joined a Facebook group that is all about cheap meals to serve your family and it got me thinking.
With Christmas coming soon, it always seems like your wallet just has a constant leak! So I decided to try and incorporate a few budget meals in our weekly round up to keep our grocery budget down.
This Aldi chicken stir fry is so simple to make and only requires 3 ingredients (one of which should be a pantry staple). And you will be able to feed your family for under $1.50 a serving.
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Aldi Chicken Stir Fry
This simple Aldi chicken stir fry has a lot going for it.
The number one thing is that it is so simple. You can put this together and have dinner on the table in right around 20 minutes.
The second thing I love is that it only requires 3 ingredients. So it makes it a great option if you don’t have a ton of items in your pantry or if you are making this while on vacation and don’t have your normal pantry to work with.
We always cook in our condo when we go on beach vacations but it can be challenging when you don’t have your pantry staples. This quick Asian recipe solves that issue.
Aldi Teriyaki Stir Fry (Frozen Section)
Fresh Chicken Tenderloins
Some Type of Oil (I used Sesame but Olive oil or Vegetable Oil would work just fine)
Preparing the Asian Stir Fry
Start by preparing the chicken tenderloins. Add 1 tablespoon of oil into a skillet or wok,
Add the tenderloins (I used 1/2 the package) and cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes until the edges start to turn white.
Flip the tenderloins and cook the other side for 3-5 minutes.
I did sprinkle the tenderloins with a little ground ginger and some black pepper. The veggie stir fry has plenty of flavor so if you don’t have these on hand, don’t worry about it.
Remove the tenderloins from the skillet when done and set aside.
Add another tablespoon of oil and the bag of asian veggies and stir fry noodles (set the sauce packet that is in the package aside). Cook covered for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the teriyaki sauce package to the veggies and noodles and stir to combine.
Continue cooking over medium heat for 5 minutes.
About 1 minute before the veggies and noodles are done, add the chopped chicken back and stir until covered with sauce.
This fed both me and my husband a generous portion, our 6 & 2 year old a child portion and left enough for one leftover lunch portion. So I would say it feeds about 4, could be 5 if you went with smaller portions and possibly added another side.
Aldi Chicken Stir Fry Cost Per Serving
The cost per serving for this quick and easy supper is just under $1.50 per serving.
That means you could feed your family of 4 a meal for less than $6.
Frozen Stir Fry $2.99
Fresh Chicken Tenderloins (Approximately 1 lb) – $2.93
This is sold in a 2 lb package and I will use the rest in our favorite Low Fat Taco Soup with Refried Beans
2 Tablespoons of Oil – .04
Total Cost – $5.96
You can’t get a burger and fries for your family of 4 for that, even off the dollar menu. And although the frozen blend could be “cleaner,” you are still getting lots of veggies and protein into your family with this Aldi chicken stir fry meal.
Other Frugal Meal Ideas
I am planning a frugal meal round up soon but here are some other inexpensive meals in the meantime to feed your family on the cheap.
And if you are sick of wasting leftovers be sure to read this leftover soup bowl trick to stop food waste and make an extra meal with things you would have thrown out.