Costco is now carrying a chicken yakitori flatbread meal that everyone is talking about!
Today I’m reviewing the Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Yakitori Flatbread that’s new at Costco. There hasn’t been a new pre-made meal in the deli section at Costco in a while. Sean and I went to Costco last weekend and wanted something quick and easy for dinner so we picked this up!
I’ve reviewed a ton of the pre-made meals from Costco like the Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Pot Pie, Costco Stuffed Peppers, Costco Meat Lasagna, Costco Stuffed Salmon and the Costco Shepherd’s Pie.
Similar meals to this one from Costco are the Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Tacos and the Costco Kirkland Signature Gyro Style Meal. Both of these I love.
Location in Store
You can find the Chicken Yakitori Flatbread in the refrigerated pre-made deli section at Costco, the item number is 18287.
I want to say I absolutely love the Chicken Yakitori Flatbread from Costco but I would be lying. I didn’t love this and probably won’t buy it again. First, I’ll describe what you get in the meal. It comes with seasoned chicken, green onion flatbreads, a coleslaw made of cabbage and carrots and two pouches of sauce.
The two sauces are different. One sauce is a “Okonomiyaki Sauce” and the other is an “Umami Mayo Sauce”. The dark sauce is extremely salty and very strong-tasting. It tastes like a thick soy sauce mixed with barbecue sauce and overpowers the other flavors. The white sauce tastes like a slightly sweet, very salty, soy-flavored mayo. I have to be honest, I didn’t really enjoy either sauce.
The green onion flatbread was tasty and became nicely golden brown after heating it in the fry pan for a few minutes. The cabbage and carrot slaw is fine, we ate it raw but I think it might taste better sauteed with the chicken if I were to buy this again.
I don’t love the chicken in the Costco Chicken Yakitori Flatbread. I thought it would be like the chicken in the taco meal kit but it’s not. We found lots of fat, gristle and even some bone in the chicken. We also found the flavor of the chicken off-putting. Sean claimed the taste of the chicken reminds him of a hot dog. To me, it just tastes really processed.
Overall, in my opinion, this chicken yakitori meal from Costco is just too salty and not great tasting. The flatbreads are kind of like an asian BBQ taco. It wasn’t terrible but I prefer other pre-made meals over Costco to this one.
The cost is dependent on the weight of your Chicken Yakitori Flatbread meal, I paid $16.71 Canadian for the one I picked up.
This is a meal from Costco that’s ready in minutes. The chicken is already fully cooked so all you have to do is heat the chicken in a fry pan until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
To toast the flatbread you also heat them in a nonstick fry pan on medium-low heat until golden brown. To serve the chicken yakitori flatbread, top your green onion flatbread with chicken, vegetables and sauces, then enjoy!
The best before date on the meal is four days from the date I purchased the meal. This is perfect for a night when you want something on the table in minutes with little work and minimal cleanup.
1/8th of the tray of chicken yakitori flatbread is 370 calories, 20 grams of fat, 1080 mg of sodium, 31 grams of carbohydrates, two grams of fibre, six grams of sugar and and 17 grams of protein. Wow! No wonder it tastes salty!
I can’t say this is healthy and I don’t love some of the ingredients listed, canola oil, soy, protein, palm oil, some weird chemical-looking ingredients. This meal isn’t gluten-free, dairy-free or nut-free.
Give it a try!
I know that some people are really loving the Costco Chicken Yakitori Flatbread but I have to share my honest review that I just didn’t love it and it was sooo salty! Give this a try for yourself as you might be someone who loves it or you might be like me and choose not to repurchase it.
Have you tried this? What did you think of it?
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12 thoughts on “Costco Chicken Yakitori Flatbread Review”
We loved this chicken yakitori kit.
I passed it a few times because it doesn’t look as appetizing as the chicken taco kit. But I was wrong, this one is much better. The chicken does look a bit odd, not sure why. The sauces were nice with a Unami flavour.
Wish the would bring this one back.
I found your review while I was preparing the meal because I wanted some assurance that I was doing it “right”. Wish I’d gone looking while in the store as this turned out to be a definite “no” for me as well. I didn’t like the dry, flour taste of the flatbreads (although they crisped better than I thought they would). I also gave the slaw a quick sauté (which I do think helped). I don’t really disagree with anything you said… Thanks for putting it out there!
Thanks for reading!
I just purchased and tried the Chicken Yakitori Flatbread meal kit. I was excited to try it but after reading some of the reviews I was worried. So I read the instructions and decided to try a little different method. I added all the dark sauce to the chicken in a microwave safe dish and broke up the chicken a bit and stirred the sauce up into the chicken well and heated it to temperature in the microwave. In the meantime I added some of the white sauce to the coleslaw thinking it must be a salad dressing because it was a Mayo type when I tasted it. Next I heated up the flatbread in a skillet with some canola spray.
When everything was heated to proper temperature, I put the saucy chicken on the heated flatbread and topped it with the dressed coleslaw. My husband and I thought it was delicious. I would definitely purchase this again. We also love the chicken taco Costco meal.
I bought this yesterday and when unpacked it at home I was concerned that the chicken was perhaps not completely cooked. It certainly didn’t look like the chicken in the taco kit which just requires microwave heating. I cooked the chicken as per instructions and it was terrible. As per other reviews it was unlike normal chicken and contained chewy and gristle like textures. Both sauces were very salty and neither added anything positive to the meal. The vegetables were crisp but as they were near the suspect chicken I didn’t feel it was a good idea to eat them.
I would not buy this again and my fingers are crossed we don’t get sick overnight.
We liked it. After reading the review and comments, we went light on the sauces and cooked the chicken for a bit longer and crispier. The salt level and calories are horrifying, true, but as a treat, it was nice.
We tried this for the first time. I’m disappointed to say that we won’t get this again. I tasted both sauces prior to using and knew they were not to my liking; strong and salty. Instead I fried the chicken and then the vegetables, mixing in a (my own) stirfry sauce. I heated the flatbreat and cut it into quarters and placed on the side. Even the taste of the chicken was a bit “smoky”, even with my “doctoring up”. Sadly, this was a 1 out of 10 for me and that rating was for the flatbread.
Thank you for your review! We avoided the questionable sauces altogether and I made a sriracha mayo instead . I added some raw baby spinach for a little crunch and sautéed the slaw with the chicken. This was pretty good. We will get it again as a treat, because like you said the nutritional info is not great.
I purchased the yakatori chicken flatbread meal…the sauce tastes like a typical American style bbq sauce…and the white sauce is mayo….both quite horrible. The chicken and flatbreads are ok when heated with a bit of canola. I will not buy this again. Quite disappointing….lose those sauces…
I just finished eating this new offering from Costco.
I found it better than this review did. Maybe because I cooked the chicken more than you did? Mine was cooked until darker than your pictures show.
I also cooked each flatbread a bit more than what I see in your pictures, with some canola oil.
To garnish each flatbread, I spread the mayo-style sauce first (a thin coat) then I added the chicken + raw coleslaw mix. I drizzled a few drops of the BBQ sauce after that.
My 9 year old enjoyed her two « japanese tacos » and ate without complaining, so it’s a winner in my book! I’ll probably purchase this again and use those sauces sparingly.
We enjoy raw cabbage in our family, both as homemade salads (replacing lettuce) and in Costco’s meals (such as this one) so maybe that helps!
Thanks Francois! I love hearing others thoughts on these products!
I’m sadly disappointed with a lot of the prepared foods at Costco. They have so much potential to be something healthier and heartier. The gyro meal is good apart from the flatbread, which is horribly bland. The chicken taco kit would be more interesting with corn tortillas vs the flatbread. I’ve considered trying the chicken yakitori a few times, and am happy that I passed it by. Thanks for the reviews!!!