The 8 Best Aldi Prepared Meals for Busy Weeknights

Stock up your freezer!



Sometimes, busy weeknights call for some shortcuts. One of the best ways to do that is by having a go-to rotation of prepared weeknight meals you can pick up, bringing ease to your schedule when needed, without sacrificing quality or flavor. Aldi has a wonderful variety of prepared meals perfect for busy weeknights, but we scoured the aisles to find the best ones. You can even stock them up in your freezer for future meals, saving yourself a grocery run.

The Best Prepared Foods to Grab at Aldi for Shortcut Meals

1. Park Street Deli Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is one of my favorite lunch and dinner options. This sweet and savory chicken salad is made with white chicken meat, cranberries, and almonds, and when these components come together, they pack a punch of flavor and texture. You can scoop this chicken salad over salads, into lettuce wraps, or onto sandwiches and wraps for a flavorful, hearty, sweet and savory dinner.

2. Fusia Asian Inspirations Chicken Lo Mein

This prepared meal is frozen, so you can stock up ahead of time, making it even more convenient at dinner time. Shoppers compare this lo mein dish to one you would enjoy with a Chinese takeout order. Noodles, chunks of chicken, and a vegetable medley are cooked and tossed with a rich, savory teriyaki sauce. The entire meal is mouthwatering!

3. Park Street Deli Thai Coconut Chicken

Busy or not, I have friends who refer to this $7 dinner as one of their weeknight staples. Precooked boneless, skinless chicken thighs are tucked into a rich coconut and ginger sauce that is slightly creamy, and just coconutty enough without overwhelming your taste buds. Serve this with steamed vegetables and rice for a complete, hearty, and flavorful meal.

4. Park Street Deli Artichoke Stuffed Chicken

This pre-cooked stuffed chicken dish is elegant dining made easy. Boneless and skinless chicken breast is generously filled with a mixture of artichoke, spinach, and Parmesan cheese, bringing together a beautiful blend of flavors. The chicken is juicy, tender, and has a slightly herby flavor. Serve this over steamed rice or with a side of roasted potatoes for a comforting and delicious weeknight meal.

5. Whole & Simple Southwestern Style Chicken Quinoa Bowl

This frozen chicken dinner bowl is made with tender chicken, brown rice, sweet potatoes, black beans, corn, and bell peppers. This hearty, flavorful, and satisfying meal can be prepared in just a few minutes. The best part is, this bowl is sold frozen, so you can keep a few in your freezer for future use when those busy weeknights strike!

6. Park Street Deli Pork Carnitas

Grab this for dinner and it won’t be your average taco Tuesday. Every bite of these carnitas is packed with so much flavor! They're made with seasoned and seared pork, which is slow cooked with sweet and tangy citrus. All you have to do is heat up the dish and shred it for serving on its own, as tacos with your favorite toppings, or over rice.

7. Park Street Deli Sirloin Steak Tips with Chimichurri Sauce

Steak and chimichurri are a match made in savory, textural, and flavor heaven. Tender beef strips are cooked and nestled into a bright and flavorful chimichurri sauce made with cilantro, lime, and roasted garlic. Enjoy this on its own, over rice, or with a topping of fresh herbs and pickled onions for a simple yet mouthwatering weeknight meal.

8. Park Street Deli Hawaiian Style Chicken

If you love sweet and savory, this Hawaiian-inspired chicken is for you. Grilled boneless, skinless chicken thighs are served in a rich, umami packed teriyaki sauce with juicy pineapple. Enjoy this chicken on its own, over fluffed coconut rice, on tacos, or in a dinner bowl with your favorite grains and additional grilled pineapple and onions.

Read the original article on All Recipes.