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Kirkland Signature Chicken Quesadillas at Costco

Costco sells their Kirkland Signature Chicken Quesadillas for $5.99 a pound. The Costco quesadillas can be found in the refrigerated deli area near other prepared foods such as the ravioli lasagnacilantro lime shrimp, and the stuffed peppers.


Costco’s Chicken Quesadillas come with a mini cup of sour cream, 2 Kirkland Signature guacamole cups, and a mini tub of salsa. 


This is the same salsa that is used in the Street Taco Kit

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New Costco Prepared Meal Item?

This is the first time I’ve seen these Costco quesadillas, but they aren’t completely new to all locations. 

Some warehouses have had them on and off for about a year now, but either way, I am glad that Costco is constantly changing and shuffling its deli-prepared meal options.

Are Costco’s Quesadillas Authentic?

Yes, Costco’s Chicken Quesadillas are authentic. Quesadillas are rather easy to make as they just involve tortillas, cheese, and optional protein. 

I like that Costco keeps the quesadillas simple and on point with the right ingredients.

Chicken And Cheese

The additional salsa, guacamole and sour cream are excellent additions to the premade quesadilla meal and standard options that accompany a quesadilla. 


I’m glad that Costco gives 3 different options to go with the quesadillas, but I think it might be a little bit of an overkill. 

I personally wouldn’t use all 3 of the sour cream, guacamole, and salsa on one Costco quesadilla, and my preferred option is to use just the sour cream and guacamole.


This is also one way for Costco to inflate the overall weight of the package and sell more food at the $5.99 per pound price tag.

The sauces combined for a total weight of 13.5 ounces or about $5 at the $5.99 price. This is expensive!

Costco Cost Comparison

How Much Does Costco Sell Their Quesadillas For?

Costco sells its chicken quesadillas in approximately 2.5-pound packages for $5.99 a pound. The total for my 2.72-pound package was $16.29. 

This is a little pricey on a per-pound basis and a little expensive for quesadillas in general. A more fair price would be closer to $4.99 or even $4.49 a pound.

Too Expensive

This quesadilla kit is too expensive because all of the ingredients can be purchased from Costco, and the quesadillas can be assembled at a fraction of the cost. 

Yes, I understand that I have to pay for convenience, but in this case, the price markup for these Costco quesadillas is just too much.


An entire rotisserie chicken can be purchased for $4.99, and the actual price of the ingredients used is closer to $2 or $2.50 a pound. 

Costco has to make money, and I have no problem with that; I just don’t consider this to be a great deal.

DIY Quesadilla

If I wanted to to make a homemade version of these Costco quesadillas, I could purchase all of the individual ingredients for about $55 and could make 10 times the amount of food (not an exaggeration). 

I would need one or two rotisserie chickens, jumbo tortillas, shredded cheese, Kirkland Signature guacamole cups, salsa, and a tub of sour cream. This is about $55 total dollars for Costco-sized portions which would make plenty of quesadillas with leftovers to spare. 

Costco is making a killing on this item.

Chicken Quesadillas Taste Test

Convenient to Make

The Costco chicken quesadillas are served uncooked and should be heated before eating. They don’t necessarily need to be heated, but they don’t really classify as quesadillas until they are heated, and the cheese is melted.


This is a prepared meal and one of the more convenient ones as I simply needed to heat the quesadilla on both sides to melt the cheese and to cook the tortilla. 

After cooking, the cheese melted nicely, and the tortilla looked really good.

The Chicken is Chipotle Seasoned

The chicken includes a good mix of chipotle-flavored white and dark meat. The chicken has plenty of seasoning, and I love that it spills onto the cheese. 


I think the taste is wonderful, but there isn’t much of a kick, and it isn’t spicy. The “chipotle” is a bit of a letdown. 

Perfect Amount of Cheese

There is a solid amount of cheese in the Costco quesadilla that, when it melts, provides a nice gooey layer surrounding all of the chicken. 

Costco includes just the right amount of cheese where it’s tasty but not overly gooey or cheesy.


As a whole, I enjoyed the quesadillas, and they really hit the spot. It is a rather satisfying yet simple quesadilla.

What Cheese Does Costco Use On Their Quesadillas?

Costco uses their 4 Cheese Mexican Style Blend in their chicken quesadillas. The four cheese blend comprises Monterey Jack, Medium Cheddar, Queso Quesadilla, and Asadero Cheese.

The cheese is sold in a 2.5-pound package and can usually be found in the cheese and dairy area of the warehouse either in its own separate refrigerated room or in the frozen food area. 

Kirkland Signature Quesadillas Cooking Instructions

There is no doubt the Costco quesadillas are convenient, and the cooking directions are pretty simple. 

To heat the chicken quesadillas, I added 1 ounce of oil to a frying pan and heated the quesadilla for 2 and a half minutes per side.


The cooking directions are fairly simple for these Costco quesadillas, and the main point of the cooking process is crisp up the tortilla and melt the cheese. 

The final results should have melted cheese on the interior and a brown, crispy, crusted tortilla. 

The chicken is already precooked and will just need to be reheated for desired warmth.

Costco Quesadillas Calories and Nutritional Information

One of the major drawbacks of Costco’s prepared meals is the lack of a nutritional label. It can sometimes be gathered from the internet, but the accuracy of the nutritional information is never 100% guaranteed.

I was able to get in touch with a contact from Costco’s Deli area to get the calories for this chicken quesadilla. One serving of quesadilla will be 10.93 ounces and will contain 690 calories. The calories will include 41 grams of fat, 42 grams of carbs, and 37 grams of protein. 

This is a fairly standard nutritional label for quesadillas. 

Nutrition Facts
Costco Chicken Quesadillas
Serving Size
10.93 oz
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Perfectly Cooked Costco Chicken Quesadillas

Costco's new ready to heat chicken quesadillas are a hit. Here is my foolproof way on how to crisp them up and make a fun and tasty meal out of it.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 People
Calories 690 kcal


  • 1 Tray Kirkland Signature Quesadillas
  • 2 tbsp Cooking oil of your choice
  • 1 cup Guacamole
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 cup Salsa


  • Heat pan or cast iron skille to medium-high heat
  • Add 2 tablespoons of cooking oil
  • Add in quesadilla pieces and heat for 2-3 minutes per side until the tortillas are crispy and toasted and the cheese has melted. The chicken should be sufficinetly warm as well.
  • Top each quesadilla with desired toppings of guacamole, salsa, and sour cream
  • Repeat for any remaining quesadillas


Serving: 10.93ozCalories: 690kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 37gFat: 41gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 1420mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3g
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Updated April 3rd 2024

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 4.8/5 (5)

Does the calorie count include the toppings?
Delicious, we have bought them several times and enjoyed them every time!
Thank you so much for obtaining the nutrition info! I would've never thought to do that. We love these quesadillas, and now I know how to log them in my food log 🙂
Amazing! Chicken is juicy!
Great quick and easy meal for whole family of 4!

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