Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Tacos Review

Costco shoppers love this convenient, fun, pre-made chicken taco meal!

Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Tacos in their packaging sitting on a table
Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Tacos

Today I’m reviewing the Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Tacos! These chicken tacos at Costco are convenient for Costco shoppers to pick up during their busy Costco trip for a quick and fun dinner at home!

Other Costco pre-made meals I love are the Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Burger Meal Kit, Costco Kirkland Signature Stuffed Salmon, Costco Gyro Pita Greek Style Meal and the Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Pot Pie.

Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Tacos sitting on a table with the lid off the package so you can see the contest.
Chicken, cabbage slaw, cheese, lime sauces and tortillas.

Location in Store

You can find the Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Tacos in the pre-made meal section at Costco. The item number is 15188.

Taste

First, let me go over what all comes in the Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Tacos. I got 13 flour tortillas, an adequate serving of chicken (not a ton), sliced lime, cheese, coleslaw (cabbage and carrots), salsa and cilantro lime cream sauce. The chicken is moist and seasoned quite heavily with taco seasoning, it’s quite salty but not very spicy.

Two Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Tacos prepared on a white plate with just chicken on top of two tortillas.
I like a lot of chicken on my tacos!

I’m feeling thirsty when consuming this! The flour tortillas taste fresh and are thick and sturdy so they hold all the ingredients securely. The salsa isn’t very chunky and I’d say it’s heat level is between a mild to medium. Cheese is a must-have item with any kind of tacos and there’s not enough cheese in the container, in my opinion.

Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Tacos meal kit sauces open and with spoons in them on a white plate, salsa and cilanto lime cream.
Salsa and cilantro lime cream sauce.

The cabbage slaw is made of strips of cabbage with a few carrot pieces throughout. The cilantro lime cream doesn’t taste strongly of cilantro or lime which surprises me, the main flavor is I taste is cheese! There’s feta cheese in the cilantro lime cream sauce. This disappoints me, because I was looking for something to balance out the saltiness of the chicken and salsa like sour cream does.

One Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Taco fully loaded with all the ingredients and on a white plate.
Fully loaded taco!

I find the cilantro lime cream sauce wasn’t as refreshing as I hoped and just adds another strong, heavy flavor to the tacos. I ended up adding my own fresh diced tomatoes to balance the salt and seasoning coming from the chicken, salsa and cilantro lime sauce. Overall these were tasty but I wish they hadn’t added feta to the cilantro lime sauce because it masks the cilantro and lime flavors. I wish there was more shredded cheese in the container and I’d also enjoy a little less seasoning on my chicken!

Cost

You can probably make this for a little cheaper than the Costco price if you cook the same meal at home but you pay for convenience. The price of the Costco Kirkland Chicken Tacos varies depending on the weight – it’s $11.99 per kilogram. My package is $15.94 Canadian.

Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Taco closeup image of one taco made with all the ingredients and folded
The tacos are pretty easy to eat and hold the chicken and toppings well.

Convenience

I bought this mainly for the convenience and for the fun factor! It was really fun to make our own tacos without having to cook or prep anything. All there is to do is heat the chicken up in a bowl in the microwave. The Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Tacos have a best before date of three days after the date purchased.

Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Tacos cooking instructions.
Cooking instructions.

I think these tacos would be great for a birthday party or a big get together. They also make a great potluck item to contribute!

Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Tacos ingredients.
Ingredients.

Nutrition

Calories

Chicken is generally a lean, lower-calorie, low-fat protein source but I imagine the amount of sodium is quite high. I also believe the cilantro lime sauce and cheese is probably high in calories and fat. If you’re watching your carb intake you may want to eat fewer tortillas.

1/6th of the container is 360 calories, 13 grams of fat, 25 grams of protein, four grams of sugar, two grams of fibre and whopping 1290mg of sodium! I was right when I said it tasted salty! amount of sodium is quite high. I also believe the cilantro lime sauce and cheese is probably high in calories and fat. If you’re watching your carb intake you may want to eat fewer tortillas

Ingredients

There are a million ingredients on the ingredients list for these tacos. There a few additive/chemical sounding ingredients which I believe are added to extend the shelf life. The tacos contain wheat, oats, sulfites, milk and eggs. They may contain barley, fish, shellfish, crustaceans. tree nuts, peanuts, sesame, soy and mustard. I wish they used corn tortillas and made this gluten-free so individuals with celiac could enjoy this!

Scoring

Taste: 7.5/10

Cost: 7/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 6/10

Overall

Give it a try.

I enjoy the convenience of this kit but I do find the tacos really salty. If you purchase these I highly recommend adding some avocado and sour cream to them.

Have you tried the Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Tacos? What do you think of them?

Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. This product was purchased by Costcuisine for the purpose of producing this review. The opinions in this review are strictly those of Costcuisine. Costcuisine is not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. In the event that Costcuisine receives compensation for a post from the manufacturer of a product or some other third party, the arrangement will be clearly disclosed (including where the manufacturer of a product provides Costcuisine with a free sample of the product).

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6 thoughts on “Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Tacos Review”

  1. I’m surprised that you find the chicken salty. Having been on a low sodium diet for a couple of years I am normally very sensitive to excessive saltiness and I do not find that with these. As to the masking of the cilantro flavour – for some of us that is a good thing! My wife hates Cilantro and can’t even tolerate the low level in these, and I’m not keen but this level works well for me.

    I do agree about the cheese – there is not enough and we always add more. We also add refried beans and sour cream on occasion. I’d prefer larger taco shells too but …

    So I find these a good base for a quick meal.

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  2. Do not insult Mexican Tacos with these nasty thing you call tacos ….worst tortilla flavor….nothing to do with a Mexican corn tortilla , unless those tortillas have no Nationality ! 😡

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  3. Thank you for this review. I’ve looked at these every time I’ve gone into Costco without ever buying them. I worry that my teenage son would eat the entire package! And now, after seeing the sodium content????? YIKES! I would NOT want him to have that much salt in one sitting!

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  4. Where did you get the nutrition info for sodium? Not to say you’re wrong I just didn’t have a nutrition facts label on the kit I purchased so I wonder where you found that info.

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