High protein, low calorie, ready-to-eat Costco chicken breast bites!
I’m reviewing the Costco Fresh Additions Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Bites. I got these from Costco because they look like a really convenient snack or lunch option. I usually cook chicken breasts for the week as part of my meal prep, but sometimes it’s nice to have something like this in the fridge for those times when you need something quick and don’t have anything already ready.
Similar convenient items from Costco are the Pinty’s Buffalo Chicken Flings, Dom Reserve Singles Steelhead Salmon Poke, Connie’s Kitchen Burgers, Costco Spudler’s Breakfast Hash and the Fontaine Sante Mini Hummus.
Location in Store
You can find the Costco Fresh Additions Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Bites in the refrigerated deli section, by the fresh pasta and refrigerated appetizers. The item number is 5051501.
These are not as good as baked chicken breast at home. They taste a little processed. They’re salty, moist, seasoned well and flavorful. I love that some pieces have a strong grilled/smoky flavor. You can eat the chicken breast bites completely plain and they’re not tasteless or dry like chicken breast can be sometimes.
I did find many pieces of gristle and a few very rubbery, tough pieces in my packs. I’m glad I tried these, but when it comes to taste, I prefer less gristle and less processed-tasting chicken. When I bake chicken at home I can also control how much salt I use, so if I’m watching my sodium I use less salt. If you’re too busy to cook your own chicken these are a great second choice!
There are 10 individual 100-gram packs of chicken that are all joined together to make one large pack. I paid $19.49 for the chicken breast bites.
These are SO convenient for lunch or a snack on the go or even if you live alone and want to have some chicken in a wrap or salad for lunch or dinner. The best before date is about three weeks from the date we purchased the chicken bites and they need to be kept refrigerated.
I like adding these to salad, eating them with avocado or pairing them with pasta.
Each pack contains 100 grams of chicken and there are 150 calories, four grams of fat, 24 grams of protein, 470 milligrams of sodium, zero grams of sugar, zero grams of fibre and three grams of carbohydrates in the serving of chicken. These are a little high in sodium, but they’re high in protein and low in carbohydrates.
I don’t love the addition of canola oil, but that’s to be expected when it comes to packaged products like these. Otherwise the ingredients list isn’t too bad at all, with chicken and seasoning as the main ingredients. They’re also gluten-free.
Give it a try.
These are perfect for times when you need a high protein, low calorie, reasonably healthy snack. If you’re too busy to cook your own chicken these are a great second choice!
Have you tried these fully cooked chicken breast bites? What do you think of them?
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41 thoughts on “Costco Fresh Additions Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Bites Review”
We found a piece of uncooked chicken in one of the packs! Last time I will buy this product again! Raw chicken is BAD!
Liked the tru grill (brand) product we first found and bought at Costco better, but they no longer stock it.
I am curious how do these pre cooked sealed chicken bites last for weeks? I purchased some and the expiry date was about 3 weeks, but when I vacuum seal my own pre cooked chicken at home it’s only recommended to keep for 3-5 days? What are they adding to keep it from spoiling?
Right? I also wonder that, all I can think of is the vinegar and preservatives.
I freeze my packets because there’s too many for me to use in 7-10 days. After defrosting the chicken smells of sulfur but tastes ok. Anyone else have this experience? LMK. Thanks!
The price of these packs has gone from $12 to $19. The last two we bought were so loaded with gristle and bone chunks, (yes bone chunks) that we threw the last few out. When I buy fresh boneless chicken breast, I have never encountered gristle or bone pieces, so I have some serious concerns about whether these are actually chicken breast pieces. Convenient, yes, but we will no longer purchase this expensive substandard product. I trust Costco products and this one is certainly a disappointment!