Turkey dinner is delicious, but it’s something I only really get to eat on big holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. It’s just too much work to prepare a whole turkey, and even a smaller turkey tends to be pretty big without a few guests to help eat it.
This Kirkland Signature Oven Browned Turkey Breast from Costco offers a very easy way to enjoy turkey dinner whenever you feel like it. It’s precooked, so the prep work required is minimal. Want to skip the fancy turkey dinner and just make some turkey sandwiches? It’s great for that too! The question is, does this smallish turkey breast roast pack in the flavor of a full turkey?
Similar products from Costco are the Kirkland Signature Master Carve Ham, Kirkland Signature Spiral Sliced Ham, Kirkland Signature Roasted Garlic Chicken Legs, Kirkland Signature Rotisserie Chicken, Kirkland Signature Seasoned Pork Back Ribs and the Lilydale Turkey Breast Roast.
Location in Store
This Kirkland Turkey Breast is located in the deli section at Costco and the item number is 47500. I bought it in Kalispell, Montana and I’m not 100% sure if they’ll carry this in my local Costco or not. If they do, I bet it will be around Thanksgiving or Christmas.
There really aren’t any big surprises with this Kirkland Signature Turkey Breast. It’s a simple but good-quality product. You get a generous amount of white turkey breast meat to enjoy however you like – as a hot entree or cold on a sandwich or salad.
We heated our turkey breast by adding a bit of water and covering it with aluminum foil and it worked pretty well. It wasn’t the most moist turkey I’ve ever had, but it certainly wasn’t too dry. The flavor is nice but simple.
The only ingredients aside from the turkey are turkey broth, sea salt and sugar, so you taste the turkey more than anything. It’s a little salty, but not in a bad way.
Based on the ingredients I’m a little surprised that I find the turkey breast a bit processed tasting. I’m wondering if they inject it with turkey broth or salt.
The best thing about this turkey breast is the quality of the meat. It’s almost all good turkey with virtually no gristle or fat that I noticed.
Even though we heated up our turkey, I’m excited to try it on sandwiches. I love a good turkey sandwich and think this turkey breast will be perfect.
The cost of the turkey breast is $18.87 USD, which isn’t bad in my opinion. There’s a lot of turkey meat there. Enough to serve dinner to four people and have leftovers.
The turkey breast needs to be kept refrigerated and has a freeze or use-by date that’s about 6 weeks from when we purchased it.
The turkey breast is already fully cooked so you technically don’t even need to cook it. However, if you’re serving it for Thanksgiving or Christmas the heating instructions are very simple.
To cook the turkey breast, place it in a shallow pan with 1/2 cup of water, cover the pan with foil, and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about an hour. It’s done when the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
We served our turkey breast with cranberry sauce, stuffing and scalloped potatoes! It was like a Christmas in July in our house. You could also use the breast meat to make sandwiches, turkey pot pie, casseroles or turkey soup.
A 56-gram serving of turkey contains 60 calories, half a gram of fat, 290 milligrams of sodium, zero grams of fiber, sugar and carbohydrates and 12 grams of protein.
This is really low in calories, fat and high in protein. However, keep in mind a 56-gram serving isn’t really that much and I think a lot of people will eat way more than that. The Sodium is the only thing to really be cautious of if you’re on a salt-restricted diet.
Why does the ingredients list have to include sugar if the nutrition facts say zero grams of sugar? Otherwise, the ingredients list is super short and sweet with turkey breast, turkey broth and salt being the main ingredients.
Give it a try!
For whatever reason I prefer turkey breast that I bake at home from raw. This is far more convenient though and pretty close to being just as tasty!
Have you tried the Costco Kirkland Signature Turkey Breast? Did you like it?
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