Do you love chicken nuggets but wish they were less processed? If so, these Kirkland Signature Lightly Breaded Chicken Breast Chunks are for you. They’re made with pieces of chicken breast rather than processed meat that’s been formed into a consistent shape. As the name suggests, they also have less breading than a lot of chicken strips and nuggets do.
If these chicken breast chunks pique your interest you may like the Kirkland Signature Seasoned Chicken Wings, Pinty’s Crispy Chicken Wings, Hampton House Popcorn Chicken, Pinty’s Buffalo Chicken Flings, Pinty’s Oven Roasted Chicken Breast Strips, Pinty’s Honey & Garlic Wings, Fresh Additions Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Bites and the Jane’s Whole Wheat Chicken Strips.
Location in Store
I found these in the freezer section at the Kalispell, Montana Costco and the item number is 1736391.
These chicken breast chunks are basically a less processed version of chicken nuggets or chicken strips. As the name suggests, they are fairly lightly breaded, so they’re lighter and meatier than a lot of chicken nuggets and chicken strips.
You mostly taste the chicken, though they are quite salty. The quality of the meat seemed really good. I didn’t get any gross fatty or gristly bits.
I cooked my chicken chunks in my air fryer at 360 degrees Fahrenheit for eight minutes just as the bag said to do. I also preheated my air fryer before I did that. Unfortunately my chicken chunks didn’t come out super crispy. They weren’t totally soft, but I enjoyed them even more if the outside was crispier.
Cooking them for longer might help, but I liked how moist they were and that might dry them out a bit. I was wondering if maybe the lack of crispiness has to do with the light breading.
Overall I really enjoyed these Kirkland Signature Lightly Breaded Chicken Breast Chunks. If you like chicken nuggets but wish they were less processed and meatier, you’ll love these chunks.
The four-pound bag costs $13.99 USD at Costco which is pretty reasonable in my opinion!
The chunks come frozen and need to be kept that way until you cook them. The best-before date is from when we purchased them.
There are three different ways to cook the chunks. Air fryer, conventional oven or microwave. I wouldn’t microwave these because I feel like they’d turn out to be really soggy. We decided to air fry them but I bet doing them in the oven would be just fine.
After air frying them they turned out crispy and golden brown so I wouldn’t hesitate to cook them like that again. They’re a bit bland without sauce so I’d pair them with something like a plum or honey mustard sauce. They could also be used in salads, tacos or stir-fry. I think a lot of kids will enjoy these plain, dunked-in ketchup with a serving of fries.
A three-ounce serving (which isn’t much) contains 160 calories, 6 grams of fat, 540 milligrams of sodium, nine grams of carbohydrates, zero grams of fiber, two grams of sugar and 16 grams of protein. They have a decent amount of protein, not too much carbs or fat but they have a ton of sodium.
I don’t love some of the ingredients like sugar, canola oil and soybean oil. These aren’t the healthiest chicken option but there are worse things you could eat. The chunks contain milk, eggs and wheat.
Give it a try!
These are tasty and versatile. They’re similar to chicken nuggets or popcorn chicken but meatier and better tasting in my opinion.
Have you tried the Kirkland Signature Lightly Breaded Chicken Breast Chunks? What did you think of them?
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