Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Quesadillas Review

According to Wikipedia, comfort food is food that provides a nostalgic or sentimental value to someone, and may be characterized by its high caloric nature associated with childhood or home cooking. I would say that describes most of Costco’s pre-made meals, and it certainly describes these Kirkland Signature Chicken Quesadillas.

Both kids and adults are probably going to be happy if they hear they’re having chicken quesadillas for dinner, and they’re definitely not low in calories! They’re not the most complicated dish to make, but all you have to do with these ones is heat them in a pan. Should you pick up a pack if you’re at Costco and looking for a quick, tasty dinner?

Top down image of the Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Quesadillas container unopened sitting on a table.
Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Quesadillas.

Other pre-made meals from Costco I recommend are the Kirkland Signature Meat Lasagna, Kirkland Signature Enchilada Bake, Kirkland Signature Rotisserie Chicken, Kirkland Signature Quinoa Salad, Kirkland Signature Seasoned Chicken Wings, Kirkland Signature Chicken Burger Meal Kit, Kirkland Signature Stuffed Salmon and the Kirkland Signature Chicken Pot Pie.

Top down image of the quesadillas containers opened so the quesadillas and sauces are visble.
The quesadillas come with salsa, sour cream and guacamole.

Location in Store

I bought these enchiladas at the Kalispell, Montana Costco and they’re located in the pre-made meal, fresh deli section at Costco. The item number is 11748.

Taste

Chicken quesadillas are a pretty simple dish, and Costco’s version doesn’t reinvent the wheel. They’re pretty cheesy, they have enough chicken in them and the flavors are good. They also come with the typical fixings – salsa, sour cream and guacamole (the Kirkland Signature Chunky Guacamole).

Side view image of a hand holding one quesdilla close to the camera, in the background is a plate with salsa, sour cream and guacamole.
Golden crisp on the outside.

In terms of taste, the cheese mixture is fairly mild but good. The chipotle flavor from the chicken wasn’t noticeable in every bite but stood out on some bites. I didn’t feel the quesadillas were necessarily lacking chicken, but you don’t get a chunk of chicken in every bite.

Closeup image of a hand holding a quesadilla with a few bites taken out of it so you can see the cheesy center.
There’s a lot of cheese.

The quality of the meat seemed pretty good, which is important. I enjoyed the tortilla and thought the ratio of tortilla to cheese and chicken was about right, though I wouldn’t have complained if there was a bit more filling!

Top down image of a plate with two quesadillas on it with salsa, sour cream and guacamole
Ready to eat!

The quesadillas themselves aren’t spicy, but there’s tiny amount of heat from the chipotle. The salsa that’s included is definitely spicy though, so hot food haters will want to avoid it. I wasn’t huge fan of the salsa because I found the spiciness kind of overpowered the actual salsa flavor.

Top down image of the salsa, sour cream and guacamole containers sitting on a white plate with spoons in them.
I like that everything you need is in one container.

Cost

The quesadillas costs $16.35 USD at Costco, which isn’t cheap. There were six quesadillas in the container I purchased. Quesadillas are fairly easy to make and the ingredients aren’t that expensive so you’re absolutely paying for the convenience of these.

Top down image of two quesadillas frying in a pan.
Prior to cooking the quesadillas.

Convenience

I used a bit of avocado oil to wipe my non-stick pan before I cooked my quesadillas, but next time I’d skip it altogether. It wasn’t necessary. I think the recommended one ounce of oil would be way too much personally.

To heat the quesadillas, heat a frying pan with one ounce of oil in it, then cook each quesadilla for 2.5 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. I think you could also use your air fryer to heat these too!

Image of the cooking instructions for the quesadillas from the package.
Cooking instructions.

The quesadillas need to be kept refrigerated and the best-before date is three days from when I purchased the quesadillas.

Closeup image of the front label on the quesadillas with the price, ingredients and best before date.
The best-before date is three days from the day it was packaged.

I think kids would really enjoy these because they’re so cheesy. Adults will like them too but might not be as excited about them.

Top down image of two quesadillas after being cooked in the pan.
After cooking.

Nutrition

Calories

A 10.93-ounce serving of quesadillas contains 690 calories, 41 grams of fat, 42 grams of carbohydrates, four grams of fiber, three grams of sugar, 37 grams of protein and 1420 milligrams of sodium. That’s a ton of sodium, pretty much your recommended daily intake.

The calories, fat and carbs in the quesadillas also aren’t low which is kind of expected. It’s nice that there’s a decent amount of protein though.

Ingredients

There are a ton of unhealthy ingredients in these quesadillas! Ingredients like artificial color, soybean oil, preservatives, sugar and lard. The cheese is a blend of Monterey jack, cheddar, queso and asadero.

The quesadillas contain milk and wheat and may contain soy, egg, peanuts, treenuts, sesame, fish, shellfish and crustaceans.

Closrup image of the ingredients and cooking instructions from the front label.
Ingredients.

Scoring

Taste: 7.5/10

Cost: 6/10

Convenience: 9.5/10

Nutrition: 2/10 (Points for protein).

Overall

Give it a try!

The Costco Chicken Quesadilla is an easy, quick and tasty comfort meal. It’s nothing special, but I think anyone who likes chicken quesadillas will enjoy these ones.

Have you tried these Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Quesadillas? What did you think of them?


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3 thoughts on “Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Quesadillas Review”

  1. I bought these as a Christmas treat in Hayes London UK. Ive never had Mexican food before because Mexicans are actually very rare in Europe, this is the most tasteless and blandest thing Ive ever had, the sauce also tastes of nothing. The salsa isnt great either. They dont give Guacomole in the British versions but maybe they just dont make them properly here. I mean its not bad, but then its not good either. I had to put salt and mayo on them.

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  2. We have enjoyed these Chicken Quesadillas several times for light dinners and lunches. I agree with Natalie that the provided salsa detracts from the taste. We have found that Pace Picante Sauce (Medium) provides an excellent.

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