Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Salad Review

Protein Packed Chicken Salad but a little “wet” for my liking!

Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. The opinions in this review are strictly my own. I am not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. I am just a fan of the company. I write these honest reviews to help my fellow shoppers.

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When I am meal planning easy dinners I want something that is fast and has a lot of protein, mainly to keep Sean from asking “where’s the protein?” Anyways when I saw the Costco Chicken Salad I figured it was perfect as it is chicken and all you really have to do is pop it on a bun and you’re good to go.

If you like large amounts of chicken, this will not disappoint. Taste wise, it’s basically shredded chicken breast and mayonnaise combined with some spices. I bought some ciabatta buns to throw this on and for my sandwich I cut up grapes and added them to the chicken salad, Sean requested avocado so he had that added. Other ideas you could add to your sandwich would be bacon, cucumbers, green onions, lettuce, purple onion, carrots, cucumber and avocado.

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I found the chicken salad to be too wet/saucy for my liking. I know there are lots of people who prefer chicken and tuna salad to be full of moisture but to me this just tasted like a wet, shredded chicken, mayonnaise concoction without too much flavor.

I probably will not purchase this again, it’s a little expensive for my budget ($13.43), but with the amount of chicken in it, I feel that is justified. I also probably will steer clear of chicken salad for awhile as I am not sure if I really like it that much but I encourage others to try it and let me know their thoughts!

Nutrition: 4/10 (There is no nutrition label, although packed with protein I’m sure given how saucy it was it’s not the healthiest)

Taste: 5/10

Convenience: 10/10

Cost: 6/10

Do you like your chicken/tuna salad super saucy? Do you have a favorite chicken salad recipe to share? Tuna salad or chicken salad, which do you prefer? Do you like the Costco pre made chicken salad, why or why not?

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10 thoughts on “Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Salad Review”

  1. Wow! How can you get a chicken salad so wrong? Well, first you start with a rubbery chicken that hasn’t got the taste or texture of chicken, which is exactly what Costco’s own rotisserie chicken is. Then you just add bland mayonnaise. Job done! Don’t bother, just buy a better chicken somewhere else and add any good mayonnaise from a jar.

  2. Now $21.00 and did not enjoy at all. A general huge Costco fan but this was terrible. More like an Italian dressing mixed with and minimal flavor. Extremely disapointed. .

  3. I bought the chicken salad as well from Costco. Very bland and the chicken chunks were huge, hard to find the celery. I googled how to “doctor up” the salad. I spent about $16-$17 to have a quick supper for my family. Everyone hated it. Went to other leftovers from the fridge. Anyone have suggestions? Would love to bring it back!

  4. I bought some yesterday and I also found it “wet” and kind of dull. My solution was to dump the whole container into my salad spinner, give it a few whirls and then added a little stiffer homemade garlic aioli. I picked up a dozen croissants and some bibb lettuce and had a pretty snazzy sandwich platter.

    Won’t be rushing back to buy this. (However, we’re still infatuated with the delicious street taco kit, lol)

    • Me either! And I’m not a fan of the chunks of chicken I had to cut up to even try it! Then it didn’t even taste good!

  5. I love Kirkland’s chicken salad. I toast a hamburger bun. Then put the chicken salad on the bottom bun, then sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and heat on high for a minute in the microwave. It is very yummy. There were some big chunks of chicken, as I would prefer it was more shredded. Overall it was delicious.

  6. 0* Mine today were huge undercooked chicken pieces with mayo and celery on the top. It was terrible. Would not buy again.


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