Aldi Is Selling Prosecco-Infused Chicken for Christmas

published Dec 13, 2017
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When most people hear the phrase “Christmas dinner,” they probably think of ham or goose, or maybe a turkey. Well this year Aldi has decided to upend those cozy traditions and go a little wild, and now the budget grocery chain is selling a prosecco-infused roasted chicken with edible gold leaf for the holidays.

According to Good Housekeeping U.K., Aldi U.K. says its glittery, boozy bird will add “extra sparkle” to Christmas dinner. Sparkle may be more commonly associated with New Year’s Eve than Christmas dinner, but far be it from me to say no to anything that shimmers.

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Aldi’s prosecco-infused chicken is marinated in prosecco and topped with wine and mushroom seasoning. The chicken is roasted in the bag to help keep it tender, and it’s sprinkled with edible gold dust, just to make it look fancy.

All that prosecco and gold might sound opulent, but nothing at Aldi is ever that expensive. This tricked-out holiday chicken only costs $6.64. The chickens are a little over three-and-a-half pounds, so they’re big enough for the whole family.

It seems like Aldi U.K. has been adding prosecco to everything it can think of these days. This year alone, Aldi has introduced prosecco cocktail sausages, prosecco-flavored tea, and even prosecco-flavored potato chips. Compared with all those things, prosecco-flavored chicken actually sounds pretty normal.

Prosecco-infused chicken might sound a bit wild and indulgent at first, especially if the chicken is sitting next to some prosecco-flavored potato chips, but roasting chicken in Prosecco is actually a pretty reasonable idea. Sparkling wine is still wine, and roasting chicken with wine is an excellent, time-honored tradition.

Aldi’s prosecco-infused roasted chicken will be available as of Thursday, December 14. Unfortunately, it will only be available in the U.K., so those of us in the U.S. will have to make do with our own DIY versions. Why not try replacing white wine with prosecco in your favorite wine-roasted chicken recipe? If you want, you can even add some gold leaf, for a bit of extra sparkle.

Would you try prosecco-roasted chicken?