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Aldi shopper’s epic chicken hack sees her score 15 meals for $26

An Australian mum has revealed how she turned $26 worth of Aldi chicken into 15 meals – and why it is the best way to buy chicken.

The woman posted on an Aldi Mums Facebook group to show off the amazing haul and to explain how she uses every piece of the chicken.

From five chickens she was able to get 2kg of mince, 2kg of wings, 10 Maryland‘s and five carcasses for stock.

An Australian mum has revealed how she turned $26 worth of Aldi chicken into 15 meals - and why it is the best way to buy chicken

An Australian mum has revealed how she turned $26 worth of Aldi chicken into 15 meals - and why it is the best way to buy chicken

An Australian mum has revealed how she turned $26 worth of Aldi chicken into 15 meals – and why it is the best way to buy chicken

‘So fresh and in my opinion the best way to buy chickens,’ she said. 

Another mum and Aldi lover agreed – but said she cuts hers slightly different.

‘Instead of mincing we make the breast into chicken tenderloins, nuggets and for stir fry dishes.

Another mum and Aldi lover agreed - but said she cuts hers slightly different

Another mum and Aldi lover agreed - but said she cuts hers slightly different

Another mum and Aldi lover agreed – but said she cuts hers slightly different

Another woman said she has been planning to do the same thing and just needs to buy a small freezer.

‘That’s amazing. I wish I had that type of dedication and skill to cut the chicken right…I make a mangled mess,’ one woman said.

Another woman agreed, saying she finds whole chickens to be fresher than pre-cut pieces.

The post was ‘liked’ hundreds of times with many people commenting on how they would also like to start the bulk meal prepping.   

HOW CAN I TELL IF MY CHICKEN IS FRESH AND SAFE TO EAT? 

Chicken can be dangerous if it is eaten after it has spoiled – these tips show how to buy, store and handle chicken to stay safe.

Buying chicken

It is important to buy chicken from a reputable supplier, and that it has been stored in a fridge at a temperature of less than 5C.

Don’t buy chicken that is soft, discoloured or sticky – it is important to check around the joints and wings.

Smell the chicken and discard if there is a foul odor. 

How to store raw chicken

Raw chicken should be cooked within two days – it should be frozen if it cannot be cooked. 

It should be kept in airtight packages on the bottom shelf of the fridge – this is to avoid cross contamination with cooked foods.

It shouldn’t be re-frozen. 

 How to thaw frozen chicken

Chicken should be kept out of the temperature danger zone – between 5C and 60C.

It should be thawed on the bottom shelf of the fridge. It should be cooked on the same day it is thawed.

How to handle raw chicken

Preparing in batches is handy – it is imporant to use a dedicated chopping board and utensils.

You should never rinse raw chicken as splashing can cause cross-contamination

How to cook chicken

Make sure it is defrosted before it is cooked, once cooked – it will last three to five days in the fridge.

Don’t reheat chicken more than once. 

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Source: Daily Mail Australia | World News

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