Chicken Wings at Aldi’s – Any Good?

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If there was a year for a food item, this would be the year of the chicken wing! Fan-favorite chicken wings have somehow become even more popular and in demand…and for good reason— who doesn’t love a good chicken wing (vegetarians, aside)!? 

Aldi always has us covered with their selections of fresh and frozen meats, and chicken wings are no exception!

Aldi regularly carries both fresh and frozen chicken wings from their private label Kirkwood brand. Both wings come unflavored, allowing you to add your own seasonings or sauces.

Kirkwood Fresh Chicken Wings

Looking for your next dinner idea or in the mood for a game-time snack? Whatever the occasion is, Kirkwood fresh chicken wings are guaranteed to fill your appetite. Try them baked, fried, or even sautéed. – From Aldi USA

Product highlights:

  • Fresh, never frozen
  • Product of the USA
  • USDA inspected Grade A
  • All-natural

Kirkwood Frozen Chicken Wings

Try our delicious, all-natural Kirkwood Frozen Chicken Wings. Ready to cook and made within minutes. Add your favorite sauce and side to these delicious buffalo wings for a flavorful meal.

Chicken wings are not only a classic game-time favorite but they are a great choice that the whole family will love. – From Aldi USA

Product highlights:

  • Ready to cook
  • Ice glazed
  • Individually frozen chicken wings
  • Net weight: 64 oz.

Who makes Aldi Chicken Wings?

Sources have told us that Aldi’s fresh chicken wings are supplied by Tyson Foods. 

Tyson Foods supplies Aldi with chicken, who then repackages it using their private label. Aldi’s Kirkwood chicken is Tyson’s chicken, with different names.

We are unsure who supplies Aldi with its frozen chicken wings. It could be Tyson or another producer. And it’s important to remember that Aldi could change where they source their chicken at any time, especially with supply chain issues.

How much are Chicken Wings at Aldi?

Aldi chicken wing prices vary by store location, and this goes for both fresh and frozen chicken wings.

Instacart currently has a 64oz bag of Kirkwood Frozen Chicken Wings for $16.49, and Kirkwood Fresh Family Pack Chicken Wings for $3.99/lb., with the average package being around $18.

Remember, Instacart’s prices are almost always higher than shopping in-store due to the convenience. When we have more accurate in-store pricing we will update this post, however, the price of chicken wings is constantly changing.

What’s In Aldi Chicken Wings?

Kirkwood Fresh Chicken Wings Ingredients:

  • chicken wings, chicken broth, contains 2% or less of sea salt, carrageenan (natural ingredient used to retain moisture).

Kirkwood Frozen Chicken Wings Ingredients:

  • chicken wing sections, water, chicken broth, and salt.

Aldi Chicken Wings Nutrition Facts

Kirkwood Fresh Chicken Wings Nutrition:

  • Serving Size: 4 oz
  • Calories: 200
  • Total Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 70mg
  • Sodium: 110mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 0g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Sugars: 0g
  • Added Sugars: 0g
  • Protein: 16g
  • Vitamin A: 30mcg
  • Vitamin C: 1.2mg
  • Calcium: 20mg
  • Iron: 0.72mg

Kirkwood Frozen Chicken Wings Nutrition:

  • Serving Size: 4 oz
  • Calories: 200
  • Total Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 70mg
  • Sodium: 320mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 0g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Sugars: 0g
  • Added Sugars: 0g
  • Protein: 17g
  • Vitamin A: 30mcg
  • Vitamin C: 1.2mg
  • Calcium: 20mg
  • Iron: 0.72mg

If you’re following Weight Watchers, both Aldi fresh and frozen chicken wings are 6 points per serving.

How do you cook Aldi chicken wings?

Chicken wings can be prepared in a variety of ways, however, no matter the cooking method, it’s important to be sure that the internal temperature of each wing reaches 160F. Here are a few of our favorite methods of cooking chicken wings:

  • Air fry
  • Deep fried
  • Oven baked
  • Smoked
  • Grilled

We DO NOT recommend microwaving fresh or frozen raw chicken wings!!

Aldi Chicken wings Recipe     

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings

Ingredients:

  • 6 Kirkwood Chicken Wings
  • 2 tablespoons Berryhill Apricot Preserves
  • 1 tablespoon Baker’s Corner Brown Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Baker’s Corner Corn Starch*
  • ½ teaspoon water
  • 1 green onion, sliced on a bias

Marinade:

  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Tuscan Garden White Vinegar
  • ¼ cup Simply Nature Organic Agave Nectar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Stonemill Crushed Red Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ cup chopped green onion
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro

*These are Seasonal items that are only in stores for a limited time and may no longer be available.

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the marinade ingredients. Stir.
  2. Pour half the marinade into a zip bag. Add the chicken wings. Marinate for 2 hours.
  3. Pour the remaining marinade into a small saucepan. Over medium-high heat, bring the marinade to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the apricot preserves and brown sugar.
  4. In a small bowl, stir the corn starch and water until smooth. Whisk into the sauce. Simmer for 1 minute until sauce thickens.
  5. Strain the sauce to remove the crushed pepper.
  6. Preheat oven to 375°. Remove chicken wings from marinade and place on a baking tray. Bake for 40-45 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 165°. Brush sauce on wings midway through baking.
  7. Plate wings and drizzle with remaining sauce. Garnish with green onion.

Recipe Courtesy of Chef Michelle, ALDI Test Kitchen

Aldi Chicken wings Reviews

Are Aldi Chicken wings good?

Aldi wings are very good! The fresh and frozen wings are no different than other brands of chicken wings. There is no seasoning, spices or sauce on these wings, making them a blank canvas for an easy weeknight meal, tailgating, parties or as snacks.

Here are a few reviews from the Aldi Aisle of Shame Facebook Community:

“We just had Kirkwood wings they are the best!”

“I finally bought the big bag of chicken wings at Aldi ….my 13-year-old son and granddaughter LOVED THEM DIPPED IN ALDI’S RANCH !! MMMM THEY WERE DELICIOUS!”

“Aldi chicken wings are one of my family’s favorites because they get more wings than when we order them.”

FAQ

Where can you find chicken wings in Aldi?

Kirkwood Fresh Chicken Wings can be found in the fresh meat cooler along with other packages of fresh chicken.

Kirkwood Frozen Chicken Wings can be found in the freezer case along with other bagged chicken.

Does Aldi have buffalo wings?

Yes, Aldi has buffalo wings!

Kirkwood Buffalo Chicken Wings are fully cooked and breaded. They come frozen in a 22oz bag and can be found in the freezer section.

Does Aldi sell raw chicken wings?

Yes! Both Kirkwood Fresh Chicken Wings and Kirkwood Frozen Chicken Wings are raw and need to be cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

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