It’s the very simple meal hack that’s hitting dinner tables across Australia, thanks to a new “cult” $1.99 ALDI ingredient.
ALDI shoppers say stir-fries using the supermarket’s Chicken & Cashew Sauce is the “closest to takeaway” they’ve had – and is a hit with even the fussiest of eaters.
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To create the dinner, fans simply add the sauce to cooked chicken and veggies and then top with cashews – also available at ALDI – and serve with rice or noodles.
After scores of rave reviews on various Facebook groups, hundreds of ALDI shoppers are “jumping on the bandwagon” and trying the meal out on their families.
“Confirming husband and fussy kids loved it – great midweek dinner,” said one shopper on the Aldi Mums Facebook page.
Added another: “So yummy, made this last night.”
Said a third: “Love this, regular at our house.”
One more responded: “Tried it last week and it’s awesome.”
Write another: “This is very yummy. We love it.”
Others commented that it was like visiting the local Chinese restaurant.
“It’s really authentic, like ordering takeaway,” said one.
Another responded: “That sauce is excellent…closest to take away I have had.”
One more said: “I usually hate jar sauces. But absolutely loved this one! Delicious.”
On the back of the jar, it’s suggested that you serve the sauce with capsicum, onion, chicken, mushroom, cashews and Singapore noodles.
However, others say it also works with a few other variations – and can be easily doubled to create more serves.
“My kids loved it. I used a kilo of chicken and heaps of vegetables, with a whole jar, soy sauce, ginger and garlic paste,” said one ALDI fan.
Said another: “I top mine with heaps of chilli, it’s so good. Cuts through the sweetness a bit.”
One more wrote: “Made this tonight for the fam bam. I used one kilo [of] chicken breast, one whole packet of cashews and capsicum and two jars of sauce and two packets of noodles.
“Fed family of four adults, two kids and two servings for lunch tomorrow.”