Costco Chicken Burgers (AmyLu) - Healthy, But Has Negatives

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AmyLu Chicken Burgers at Costco

Costco sells an 8-pack (2 pounds) of AmyLu Caramelized Onion & Aged White Cheddar Charbroiled Chicken Burgers for $14.99. 

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The chicken burgers can be found in Costco’s refrigerated deli area near other items such as the pot roast and the chicken sausage.


Costco also sells a frozen grilled chicken patty

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What is in the Chicken Burgers?

These Costco chicken burgers are gluten-free and made with chickens that are raised with no antibiotics. The chicken burger patties are embedded with caramelized onions and white cheddar. 

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In addition to the onions and cheddar cheese, AmyLu has also included red peppers, rosemary, and garlic, all of which are clearly visible in the burgers.

Who is AmyLu?

AmyLu is one of the two main companies that sells chicken products at Costco. AmyLu has been in business since 1992 and their goal is to provide simple foods that are made with chicken. 

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Just at Costco, AmyLu sells Teriyaki & Pineapple MeatballsAndouille Sausages, and even chicken breakfast sausage links.


I have had mixed reviews of AmyLu products in the past. I can see the appeal of the chicken products that they put out, but I have yet to be wowed by any of them.

Costco Cost Comparison

How Much Do Costco Chicken Burgers Cost?

Costco sells 2 pounds (8 patties) of AmyLu chicken burgers for $14.99. This breaks down to a staggering $7.50 per pound, and each individual quarter pound chicken burger patty goes for $1.88. 

In my opinion, this price is ridiculously expensive, and there is much better value to be had at Costco. 

AmyLu chicken burgers are the most expensive burger patty option, and it isn’t even close.

Costco Burger Patty Prices

Product NamePatty SizePatty PricePrice Per Pound
AmyLu Onion & Cheddar Burger1/4 Pound$1.88$7.50
Impossible Burger1/4 Pound$1.75$7
Trident Salmon Burger1/4 Pound$1.50$6
Kirkland Signature Grass-Fed Burger Patty1/3 Pound$1.60$4.80
Columbus Turkey Burger1/3 Pound$1.10$3.30
Perdue Chicken Patty1/4 Pound$0.60$2.60

AmyLu’s chicken burgers are the most expensive on a per patty basis as well as a per pound basis. Any of Costco’s other patties will be better economic choices.

Better Value Items at Costco

Coming in at $7.50 per pound, there is no denying that the Costco chicken burgers are on the pricey side.

 

There are much better value options in the $7.50 price range, such as tri-tip, shrimp, and even cod.

Chicken Burger Taste Test

Processed Chicken

The biggest downside to the Costco chicken burger patty is how processed it is. 

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It’s clear the chicken burger is already somewhat processed due to its shape and texture, but the chicken has been processed to the point it doesn’t feel like chicken anymore.

They also appear to be cooked sous vide style, which doesn’t help their appearance or feel. 

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I’m not expecting a hand-cut chicken breast or even a ground chicken burger, but I do expect the chicken burger to not have the same texture as a polish sausage or hot dog.

For $2 a patty, this is a big miss.

Onion and Cheddar Flavor?

While the chicken is rather processed, it was still tasty and was even quite juicy. 

I ate the Costco chicken burger on its own and with buns and all the fixings, but I could never really grasp the caramelized onion and cheddar flavor.

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The onion and cheddar may be embedded within the chicken burger, but the flavors didn’t come through for me. I would have liked more of an onion and cheddar flavor explosion. 

If the packaging didn’t say onion and cheddar, I would have had no idea this was a flavored chicken burger.

Tasty Chicken

All that being said, the chicken is not the worst. The chicken burger patty is juicy, and the seasoning isn’t overly salty. It’s a solid burger.

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It falls short in certain aspects, but the chicken is still enjoyable, and I will have no problems finishing the rest of the package.

Chicken Burger Serving Suggestions

AmyLu Suggestion

The burgers doesn’t really pack a bunch of flavor, but burgers can always be spruced up and enhanced. 

Amylu recommends eating their chicken burgers with a slice of fresh melted mozzarella cheese and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

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Additionally, if you are looking for other topping ideas, these Costco chicken burgers would go great with some feta, a greek yogurt tzatziki sauce, or even some pesto.

AmyLu Charbroiled Chicken Burger Cooking Instructions

Like other AmyLu products, these chicken burgers are pre-cooked and just need to be reheated before eating. 

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AmyLu offers 2 different heating options, but I am also including my own bbq cooking directions for these chicken burgers.

Grill

  • Preheat the bbq grill to medium-high heat
  • Place Costco chicken burgers on the grill until slightly charred (approximately 2-3 minutes).
  • Flip and cook the other side.

Stove Top:

  • Preheat a non-stick skillet.
  • Warm over medium heat.
  • Turn frequently until warmed through.

Microwave:

  • Place one chicken burger on a microwave-safe plate.
  • Heat on high for 1 minute.
  • Times may vary depending on the microwave.

Costco Chicken Burger Nutritional Information

How Many Calories in AmyLu Chicken Burgers?

Each individual Costco chicken burger patty will be one serving and contain 170 calories. These 170 calories will come from 9 grams of fat, 3 grams of carbs, and 19 grams of protein.

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Are these Chicken Burgers Healthy?

This is a pretty solid nutritional profile, but right on par for where a chicken burger should be. The fat is on the higher end, but it’s safe to expect burger patties to have a moderate amount of fat in them. 

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The calorie count is acceptable, and the protein content is solid. These Costco chicken burgers are a healthier alternative to beef burgers.

High in Sodium

Like most burgers from Costco, there will be quite a bit of sodium. Each chicken burger will contain 620 mg of sodium, or 27% of the recommended daily value. 

This is on the higher end especially considering that these are quarter-pound burgers. 

I could easily eat two of these chicken burgers in one meal, which would be 54% of the recommended daily sodium intake. This is something to be thoughtful about.

Final Thoughts

I have mixed thoughts on AmyLu’s Onion and Cheddar Burger from Costco. The burgers are, without a doubt, priced too high, and the flavors are missing, but the burger is still juicy and tasty enough. 

For nearly $2 a chicken burger patty, I expected a lot more flavor. The Costco chicken burger is good but not great and isn’t going to wow the crowd. 

The nutritional profile is excellent, but at $7.50 a pound, I just cannot justify purchasing these chicken burgers. I will enjoy the remaining chicken patties I have, but I won’t be purchasing these again.

Costco Food Database User Reviews

Have you tried this item? Let the rest of the Costco Food Database community know what you think. Leave a rating and review for this product. 

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Excellent Chicken burgers! Love the fact that their organic and have clean ingredients! Great taste and convenience! Highly recommend!!!
 5/5
Love the burgers but cannot find them anymore at Costco!
 5/5
We just made a special trip to Costco to get these burgers as we love them but could find them no-where in store. Why ??
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bought these at Sam's....loved them... bought them 2 times...now Sam's quit carrying them!!!!! Dammit!!!!!
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Excellent, healthy chicken burgers that Costco introduced to the world and now they are impossible to find!!!
Shame on Costco. This is something they do with many products. But, why?
 5/5
Very tasty
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Tasty and a quick fix
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Absolutely amazing! Easy to thaw and so easy to cook! Very juicy. Will buy again!
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These are OUTSTANDING!! Great alternative for a beef burger.
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I have tried these AMY LOUU Charbroiled chicken burgers twice in the last few months but just learned that my Costco had discontinued them! They are healthy and tasty and the price is just right for a single person to eat over a few weeks. I have a burger for dinner and the second burger for lunch another day. They can be served with lettuce, salad and vegetables on the side. The taste is far better than a frozen burger! Please put these back in my Costco or tell me where I can get them!
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Easy and Health Costco Chicken Burger

Lunch couldn't be easier with Costco's AmyLu chicken burger patties. Grill these up for a super quick and healthy lunch.
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Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Person
Calories 170 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 AmyLu Chicken Patty
  • 1 Bun

Your choice of toppings

  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Onions
  • Mayo

Instructions
 

  • Preheat a non-stick skillet.
  • Warm chicken burgers over medium heat.
  • Spread mayo on buns and toast.
  • Turn chicken burgers frequently until warmed through
  • Assemble chicken burger sandwich

Notes

Nutritional information and calories is for the chicken burger only. Any additional food items will increase the calorie count. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1BurgerCalories: 170kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 19gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 620mgFiber: 0gSugar: 1g
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3 thoughts on “Costco Chicken Burgers – AmyLu”

  1. You should never price compare a finished product with raw ingredients. I wouldn’t expect there to be reviews of an fancy cake and hear how expensive it is compared to a cup of flour.

  2. Absolutely delicious. I love the taste and the calorie count is perfect. It is organic, juicy and filling. It’s was great on a bun and plain. It was not on the shelf today I’ll try back next week.

  3. I just tried these despite the price. I 100% agree with this review. The only other thing I would add has to do with texture. I got a lot of what seemed to be ground bone. Small commercially ground pieces that were very hard. Given past experiences I have to believe it was bone. It is really too bad, loved the idea. I will keep checking reviews to see if this product improves.

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