Costco Chicken Sandwich Patties - Chick-Fil-A Copycat?


Just Bare Chicken Breast Fillets at Costco

Costco sells Just Bare Lightly Breaded Chicken Breast Fillets for $16.99. The chicken sandwich patties can be found in the frozen aisles of the warehouse near other similar items such as the panko breaded chicken pattiesspicy chicken sandwich, and the chicken strips.


The Just Bare Chicken Fillets are sold in 3-pound bags and will contain 11-12 chicken breast patties per bag. Each of the chicken sandwich fillets is made with full chicken breast pieces. 

The chickens are raised with no antibiotics, have no added hormones or steroids, and contain no artificial ingredients or preservatives.

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The Just Bare Brand

This isn’t the only item that Just Bare has at Costco. They also have the ever-popular Lightly Breaded Chicken Chunks, which I consider the best chicken nugget option at Costco and a suitable copycat of Chick-Fil-A’s chicken nuggets.

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Just Bare vs Chick-Fil-A Nuggets. Which is which?

The Just Bare chicken chunks are hands down my favorite breaded chicken item at Costco, as they are also made with full chicken chunks and not chicken filling and have a top-tier breading that is crispy, crunchy, and extremely flavorful.

Costco Cost Comparison

How Much Do The Chicken Sandwich Patties Cost at Costco?

The Just Bare Chicken Breast Fillets are sold in a 3-pound bag and cost $16.99 at Costco. This breaks down to a per-pound price of $5.66. 

This is slightly more expensive than their Just Bare Chicken Chunks Nuggets ($5/per pound), which are very similar but just in a different form.

Frozen Breaded Chicken Breast Fillets

I received 11 breaded chicken patties in my bag, and each chicken patty fillet cost $1.55. Looking at the patty price, it seems a little more reasonable. 

Costco Value

Compared to some of the other breaded chicken items or even a full on chicken sandwich, the Just Bare Chicken Sandwich Fillets offer great value considering the quality.

On the low end, the panko breaded chicken patties cost only $0.60 each but are made with ground chicken and chicken pieces.

Air Fried Chicken Breast Fillets

The La Boulangerie Chicken sandwich costs $2.16 each and will include the bread (which is excellent), but the patty is on the smaller end at 3 ounces.


And a 3-ounce non breaded chicken patty made by AmyLu goes for $1.88.

4 Chicken Sandwiches for less than $10

Out of the Costco options, I consider the Just Bare chicken sandwich patties to be the best combination of quality and price. 

I made 4 crispy chicken sandwiches to feed my family, which cost less than $10. That is going to be hard to beat.

Costco vs, The Competition

Costco isn’t the only place to purchase the chicken fillets; some regular grocery stores will carry them. 

From the two grocery stores that I checked that had the Just Bare chicken sandwich patties in stock, they were sold in 24-ounce bags for $14.99. This is a per-pound price of $7.50, which is nearly 50% more than Costco’s price.

Spicy Option Available

Costco does win on price, which is expected, but the big difference is that the grocery stores will carry the original flavor and the spicy chicken patty fillets. 

I’m not sure the spicy chicken breast fillets are worth $2.50 more per pound, but that might be the price to pay if you want spicy. 

Just Bare Chicken Sandwich Patty - Taste Test

Extra Crispy In The Air Fryer

I opted to heat the chicken sandwich fillets in the air fryer as that is usually the best option to create super crispy breaded chicken in a reasonably timely manner. 


After cooking for 17 minutes per the directions, the breaded chicken breasts came out amazingly crispy and crunchy and had a beautiful golden brown color. 

Visually, the chicken breast fillets were exceptional.

Excellent Breading

The breading was super crispy, as expected, and also lived up to its lightly breaded name. The chicken fillets have the perfect amount of breading, which gives them a nice crunch but still allows the chicken breasts to be the star of the show. 

The flavor was on point, and the sandwich was not overly salty.

Super Crispy Breaded Chicken Breast Patty

Great Chicken Breasts

The chicken breast fillet is what makes this breaded chicken patty so unique. Just Bare doesn’t grind up their chicken and doesn’t use put-together leftover pieces to form their patties. 


They instead do it how it should be done and use full chicken breast slices.

Exceptional Chicken Sandwich

The final product is a quality chicken breast fillet that is appropriately breaded and tastes great. The chicken is very moist, juicy, and fantastic for a frozen product. It’s going to be tough to find a better frozen chicken patty than this one.

Chick-Fil-A Chicken Sandwich Killer?

There is a lot of comparison between the Just Bare Nuggets and the Chick-Fil-A nuggets, and the comparison is warranted. 

The Just Bare chicken sandwich fillets, while very, very good, just don’t compare to a Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwich for me.


The breading is crispy, and the chicken is fantastic, but a Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwich is much better. 

The Just Bare Chicken Sandwich fillets are an excellent home replacement at a great price, but they won’t beat out the oil-fried chicken breast patty from Chick-Fil-A.

Costco Chicken Sandwich Fillet Cooking Directions

How to Cook Just Bare Chicken Breast Fillets

Just Bare offers three different cooking options for their chicken breast sandwich fillets. You can air fry them, bake them in the oven, or microwave them.

I will always opt for the air fryer option as it produces super crispy and crunchy breading and is much faster than heating in the oven. 


Air Fryer

  • Preheat the air fryer to 360°F.
  • Place frozen chicken pieces in a basket in a single layer.
  • Air Fry chicken for 17 minutes.

Conventional Oven

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. 
  • Place frozen chicken pieces in a single layer on an ungreased baking pan.
  • Bake uncovered for 15 minutes. TURN. Bake for an additional 15 minutes. Total time 30 minutes.

Microwave Oven (1000W)

  • Place frozen chicken pieces in a single layer on a microwavable safe dish.
  • Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Add 1 minute and 45 seconds for each additional chicken patty fillet.
  • Let stand for 2 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Information and Calories

Lightly Breaded Chicken Breast Fillets Calories

One serving will be one breaded chicken breast patty and weigh approximately 118 grams or 4 ounces each. 

Each chicken breast fillet will contain 210 calories coming from 8 grams of fat, 13 grams of carbs, and 22 grams of protein.


This is a fairly solid nutritional profile for a breaded chicken item. The carbs are kept in check, most likely due to the lighter breading, and the fat content is reasonable. 

Additionally, the protein count of 22 grams is great, and I’m always happy to see the protein outnumber the combined fat and carbs.

Watch the Sodium

I will express some caution with the sodium content. Each breaded chicken sandwich patty will have 780mg of sodium, or 34% of the daily recommended value. 

This is fairly high considering the chicken patties are not the largest, and you might have to eat more than 1 or combine the meal with side dishes that also have sodium.

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 5/5 (1)

Very good flavor and texture! As good as a drive in, but better quality.

Costco Just Bare Chicken Sandwiches

Costco has started selling Just Bare Chicken Sandwich fillets and they are perfect for your at home chicken sandwiches. Super crispy and extra delicious!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Person
Calories 400 kcal


  • 1 Just Bare Fillet
  • 1 Bun
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Mayo
  • Ketchup


  • Toast Bun to desired doneness
  • Preheat the air fryer to 360°F.
  • Place frozen chicken pieces in a basket in a single layer.
  • Air Fry chicken for 17 minutes.
  • Spread ketchup and mayo on chicken sandwich
  • Place cooked chicken sandwich fillet on bun and dress with lettuce and tomatoes


Serving: 1Chicken SandwichCalories: 400kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 24gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1.5gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 780mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2g
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2 thoughts on “Costco Chicken Sandwich Fillets – Just Bare”

  1. I really wanted to like these after having read the reviews, but the first time I made them I found the nuggets to have a slightly unexpected taste. It took me a while to figure it out… they were sweet. It was weird. Then I looked at the ingredients, and the third ingredient – the first under seasoning – was sugar. Chicken, water, then sugar. Why? So I’ll finish the bag, but if I wanted sugar chicken I would have shopped for sugar chicken. But I wouldn’t, because it’s weird.

  2. We really like the nuggets but our first bag of sandwiches were not good at all. I actually may return them due a refund. Even after cooking them for the full time (30 minutes), they were not fully cooked. The last one I had was barely edibles actually peeled into shreds which was really odd.

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