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The three-ingredient Aldi air fryer chicken dinner taking the world by storm

Aldi shoppers have been going wild for the one-dish family chicken dinner that requires only three ingredients and takes just 40 minutes in the air fryer.

"Jumped on the chicken and rice train... came out perfect! 1 cup basmati rice, 2 cups of chicken stock, chicken on top. 40 min in air fryer," one mum shared to an Aldi fans Facebook group.

Left: An Aldi butterflied boneless chicken. Right: The finished chicken and rice dish
With just three ingredients from Aldi and 40 minutes in the air fryer, you have a fabulous family dinner. Photo: Facebook

"Did this with spicy BBQ chicken and it was amazing!!" another commented.

"I had the mango chicken and rice with chicken stock liquid for the rice," a third person wrote.

"Turned [out] amazing, the whole family loved it."

Australia's top food blogger, RecipeTins Eats, aka Nagi Maehashi, also has a version of this one-pot dish, which she's been sharing for over seven years.

Using her recipe, or adding some of the tasty garnishes to the Aldi recipe hack will elevate the dish.

Best air fryer

Still haven't got on the air fryer bandwagon? It's not too late.

Here are our top 5:

1. The Maxkon 18 in 1 air fryer. $239.99 on Amazon, has a large 30-litre capacity for big families.

It also has pre-set cook functions, such as pizza, chicken wings, roast and dehydrate, to ensure perfect cook times and temperatures.

The Maxkon 18 in 1 air fryer on a white background
The Maxkon 18-in-1 air fryer is $239.99 on Amazon. Photo: Amazon

2. Instant Vortex Mini Air Fryer, $71 currently 52% off saving you $78.

At just 2 litres it's a small drawer front fryer that will fit on any benchtop and is perfect for quick cooking meals for one.

Being small it heats up quickly making frying and reheating much quicker.

Instant Vortex Mini Air Fryer with curly fries in the drawer and adjacent the Vortex Mini on a white background
The small but effective Instant Vortex Mini Air Fryer is currently on sale for just $71 Photo: Amazon

3. The Devanti Air Fryer comes in two sizes - 8.5 litres for $159.99 and 7 litres for $109.95.

This air fryer comes with a food divider meaning you can cook two things in the basket at the same time.

You can also keep food warm for up to two hours with its easy warming function and auto shut-off.

The Devanti Air Fryer featuring a food divider for dual cooking on a white background
The Devanti Air Fryer comes in two sizes and features a food divider for dual cooking. Photo: Amazon

4. For those wanting a 'designer look', the Philips Airfryer Essential, $159, in white and rose gold is one any proud kitchen owner would be happy to have on their bench top.

The 4.1 litre air fryer will cook your food quickly and the basket is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.

It also comes with a mobile app so you'll have hundreds of tasty recipes right at your fingertips!

The Philips Airfryer Essential surrounded by tasty air fried treats on a marble benchtop, living area in background
The Philips Airfryer Essential, $159, in white and rose gold. Photo: Amazon

5. If you love roast chicken then the Healthy Choice Digital Air Fryer, $149.95, comes with a unique rolling cage and rotisserie fork.

The 14 litre air fryer features fully adjustable temperature control, eight advance touch screen menus to pre-and the easily removable parts are dishwasher safe too.

The Healthy Choice Digital Air Fryer on a white background and in action on kitchen bench with fries and chicken in front
The Healthy Choice Digital Air Fryer, $149.95. Photo: Amazon

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