Costco Kirkland Signature Seasoned Chicken Wings Review

Are you craving chicken wings but don’t want to go to a pub or restaurant? The Costco Kirkland Signature Seasoned Chicken Wings are prepared and ready to cook to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Are these Costco wings worth skipping your local pub’s wing night for?

Costco Kirkland Signature Seasoned Chicken Wings container sitting on a table unopened, top down image.
Costco Kirkland Signature Seasoned Chicken Wings.

I don’t eat a lot of wings, not because I don’t like them, they’re just something I never think to order at a restaurant or make at home! I wanted to try these Costco Kirkland Signature Seasoned Chicken Wings from the prepared meal deli section at Costco.

Other chicken products from Costco are the Costco Pinty’s Crispy Chicken Wings, Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Penne Alfredo, Costco Hampton House Popcorn Chicken, Costco Pinty’s Oven Roasted Chicken Breast Strips, Costco Fresh Additions Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Bites and the Costco Pinty’s Buffalo Chicken Flings.

Plate of seven grilled Costco chicken wings, top down image.
Done perfectly on the grill!

Location in Store

You can find the Kirkland Signature Seasoned Chicken Wings in the prepared meal deli section. Near the Kirkland Signature lasagna, caesar salad and chicken pot pie. The item number is 43523.

Taste

There appears to be a pretty even mix of drumsticks and flat wings in the pack. I chose to barbecue them because it’s summer and thought they’d be a bit tastier on the grill.

I find the wings are pretty tasty. Generally, the meat is on the fatty/gristly side (normal for wings), but these aren’t too bad. In comparison to other wings I’ve tried, these have less fat and gristle. The grill did a nice job of reducing the fat, so I don’t know if they’d taste fattier if done in the oven. The wings are seasoned really well and the flavor is great in my opinion.

Close up image of one Costco chicken wing grilled with white plate containing other chicken wings in the backfround.
Ready to eat!

The main thing I notice about the flavor of the wings is the saltiness! They’re quite salty. Aside from that, there’s a bit of sweetness and flavor from the other spices (e.g., garlic). The spices on the wings add a mild amount of heat. 

Close up image of one Costco chicken wing drumstick grilled with white plate containing other chicken wings in the backfround.
I’d like some dipping sauce for the wings.

Overall these wings are very good, but they’re not exactly quite as juicy or tasty as pub-style wings. I personally prefer a saucy wing so I would appreciate it if sauce came with the Costco wings but it doesn’t.

Image of the label of the Costco Kirkland Seasoned Chicken Wings showing the price.
The price of the wings at Costco is dependent on the weight of the tray.

Cost

The cost is dependent on the weight of the tray of wings you buy. I counted about 50 wings in our pack (I counted 51). The tray I bought cost $27.80 at Costco which seems expensive but there are a ton of wings in the one tray.

Costco Kirkland Signature Seasoned Chicken Wing cooking instructions from package.
Cooking instructions.

Convenience

Fitting all the wings on our normal-size barbecue was a challenge! It’s a bit hard to cook so many individual pieces on a barbecue, particularly making sure they’re all cooked but not overcooked!

Image of the Costco chicken wings in the tray with the lid off before cooking them.
Wings before cooking.

You can also bake the wings in the oven or cook them in an air-fryer. The wings need to be kept refrigerated until use and the best before date is four days from the date I purchased the wings.

Image of the Costco seasoned chicken wings on the barbecue before being cooked.
Early on the grill.

These are great for a potluck, party, camping or summer barbecue! They don’t come with any dipping sauce so I recommend serving them with an optional dipping sauce. They’re very flavorful and salty on their own but I personally like my wings a bit saucy.

Image of the Costco seasoned chicken wings on the barbecue after being cooked.
After cooking on the grill.

Nutrition

Calories

Six wings are 260 calories, 17 grams of fat, 880 milligrams of sodium, five grams of carbohydrates, one gram of fibre, one gram of sugar and 20 grams of protein. I find six wings very filling. You can taste that there’s going to be a lot of sodium in the wings because they are super salty. I do like that there are 20 grams of protein per six wings!

Ingredients

The ingredients list is really straightforward and not very long. There are ingredients I mostly expected to see. Unfortunately, the wings are not gluten-free and also may contain milk, egg, shellfish, crustaceans, tree nuts, peanuts, sesame, soy and mustard.

Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Wings ingredients from package.
Ingredients.

Scoring

Taste: 8/10

Cost: 7/10

Convenience: 8/10

Nutrition: 3/10

Overall

Give it a try!

These Kirkland wings are a great appetizer for a summer barbecue or are perfect for wing night at home! I recommend serving them with some dipping sauce.

What are your favorite wings to buy from Costco?


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10 thoughts on “Costco Kirkland Signature Seasoned Chicken Wings Review”

  1. Hello Natalie, Ryan here. Personally, I absolutely love these Costco wings, they are pre-seasoned already, so IMO, you don’t really need to put sauce on them, as they are very tasty as is, unless you feel like adding another flavour, to the already, tasty seasoning!

    Also, they cook very well in a toaster oven, (I, have a Kalorik max air fryer toaster oven! Costco purchased $189.00! Which, I absolutely love! It is an extremely flexible multi-use/multi cookin style, type of oven! You can do rotisserie chickens in it! ), regular oven, or an air fryer!

    Plus, 2 – 3 years ago, Costco, used to sell them in the hot chicken section, where they make the pre-roasted, whole chickens, they were sold, already cooked, and you could eat a bunch of them, on the way home! Sadly they don’t pre-cook them anymore, and sell them in the store, with the other roasted chickens! I, loved it when I could buy them already, pre-cooked and hot/ready to eat on-the-spot, or take home, and just rewarm them later! I, wish they would go back to cooking them, within the store!

    Anyway, another great review Natalie! Keep up the excellent reviewing, and thank you for all your dedicated, detailed/thorough reviews!

    BTW: I, absolutely love your video reviews, as well! Take care and have a nice summer, Natalie and family!

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  2. That nutritional information is WAY off. A place like Wingstop has 150 calorie wings and most are ~80-100, so it’s at least double what you have listed for 6 and probably more.

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      • Hi Natalie. I love the Costco Wings and read all your reviews on your website. You show a picture of the ingredient list but just tell us some of the nutrition information. Is it possible to take a picture of the nutrition label as well so we get all the info. Would be most appreciated. Thanks

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        • Hi Joan! Is it okay if I email it to you? I get it from Costco and it’s their image so I’m a bit wary of posting it on the site but can forward you the info 🙂

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  3. We do these on a spayed/greased tinfoil covered tray in the oven. They are perfect done that way, as they retain more moisture than grilling them on the Barbeque IHMO. A bit of BBQ sauce to dip them is is a nice option, however I would not recommend they add sauce to the package at Costco, as there are so many different sauces for personal preferences available, and they you end up paying for sauce by weight, like all those frozen packages at the grocery store which we avoid.
    These were caramelized just right on the sprayed tin foil, in the oven, and fed six of us!

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