Aldi General Tso's Chicken Review
My family loves Chinese food , but now that we are following the Dave Ramsey course and trying to get out of debt, eating out is a rare occasion. I have tried to replicate some of our favorite Chinese takeout meals but it just isn’t the same. That’s why I was very pleased to come across the Fusia General Tso’s Chicken at Aldi.
Aldi General Tso’s Chicken Review
The Fusia Asian Inspirations line consists of many favorites such as General Tso’s chicken, sweet and sour chicken, noodle bowls, potstickers, egg rolls and more. The price for the General Tso’s Chicken was $4.99 and along with my own sides, fed two adults and one teenager. The bag contained battered chicken, which you bake in the oven, and sauce that you simply thaw in hot water while the chicken is baking.
The bag said it would feed five but I was worried that there wouldn’t be enough (you know those portions are always small) so I cooked a double batch of rice along with garlicky green beans for sides. There ended up being more than enough with the sides since I made extra rice.
I have read some other reviews that said the chicken was soggy but ours wasn’t at all. My guess is they didn’t follow the directions correctly and cook the chicken separate from the sauce.
If you cook the chicken separately it will be nice and crispy. I baked it in the oven on a cookie sheet as instructed, then poured the cooked chicken in a bowl and tossed with the sauce right before serving.
The dinner was also really easy to put together. While the rice and chicken were cooking and the sauce was thawing I set the table, made the green beans and within a half hour dinner was on the table. The sauce thaws out really quickly but make sure you change the water even after it is thawed so it is nice and warm when you toss with the chicken.
Overall the General Tso’s was a hit. Was it as good as our favorite Chinese restaurant? No. But we are really picky when it comes to Chinese food and we thought it was quite tasty. I think the next time I will also pick up the potstickers ($2.69) and the noodle bowls ($1.69). Those products, along with my own rice and a veggie will cost around $10, which is 1/3 the cost of our favorite Chinese restaurant and will most likely give us leftovers for lunch the next day.
Have you tried the Fusia Asian Inspirations line at Aldi? If so, feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think.