How To Hack Aldi's 'Red Bag Chicken' Into A Whataburger Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit

If there are two things the internet really loves, it's recreating fast food menu items at home and using products from discount grocery chain Aldi. This trick from Reddit is the best of both worlds, showing us all how to replicate Whataburger's Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit using an Aldi fan favorite product, the "red bag chicken."

If you've never had a Whataburger Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit, the chain describes the menu item as being made of a buttermilk biscuit, topped with one chicken strip, and honey butter. The sandwich is available during breakfast only, and contains 560 calories and 990 milligrams of sodium.

What fans refer to as Aldi's "red bag chicken" is actually officially named Kirkwood Breaded Chicken Breast Fillets. According to Aldi Reviewer, these frozen chicken breasts are an incredibly popular product at the discount grocer. Each breaded chicken breast contains 280 calories and a whopping 1,010 milligrams of sodium, which is more than an entire Whataburger honey butter chicken biscuit. While the breaded chicken breasts are available year round, they are so well loved by Aldi customers that they can sometimes be hard to find; so if you see the item in stock at your local Aldi be sure to pick up a bag or two.

There is a lot of sodium in this honey chicken biscuit recreation

The high amount of sodium present in the "red bag chicken" appears to come as no surprise to Aldi fans, as the replica Whataburger Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit posted to the Reddit message board r/Aldi by user @ogpape received multiple comments from not just from other users, but the person who originally posted the hack as well, discussing the sodium content. According to the CDC, healthy adults with no underlying conditions should have at most 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day.

Reddit user @ogpape stated that the entire replica Whataburger Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit made with the Aldi "red bag chicken" contained 150 percent of their daily sodium intake. While this percentage might have been a joke, the image of the replica biscuit sandwich showed the poster used two "red bag chicken" breasts for the meal, which means even before counting the sodium included in the honey butter and biscuit (both of which aren't exactly known for being salt-free), the sandwich already contains 2,020 milligrams of sodium. In the comments, users suggested that as long as you make sure to drink plenty of water with your meal, you should feel okay after eating the replica sandwich, provided it is only a once-in-a-while treat.

In any case, your hacked Whataburger sandwich is as easy as a frozen "red bag chicken" fillet, a buttermilk biscuit, and some honey butter. Beats having to leave the house if you're feeling lazy, and it's certainly easier on the wallet.