Costco Grilled Chicken Patties - Healthy and Affordable!

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Don Lee Farms Grilled Chicken Patties at Costco

Costco sells a 12 count of Don Lee Farms Grilled Chicken Patties for $14.99. The grilled chicken patties can be found in Costco’s frozen foods area of the warehouse near other items such as the chicken nuggetschicken potstickers, and the chicken wings.

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Don Lee Farms Grilled Chicken Patties are all natural and made with chicken raised without antibiotics.

One of Many Costco Chicken Burger Patty Sandwich Options

These grilled chicken patties at Costco aren’t the only chicken sandwich option as there are also breaded chicken pattieschicken melts, as well as full-on frozen chicken sandwiches.

These are also not the only non-breaded chicken patty option at Costco. Costco does also sell the AmyLu Chicken Burger Patties as well. The AmyLu Chicken Burgers are not frozen and will be found in the refrigerated Deli Area.

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For a quick comparison, the AmyLu chicken patties are embedded with caramelized onion and aged white cheddar. They will also be quite a bit more expensive at $14.99 for only 8 patties vs Don Lee Farms $14.99 for 12 grilled chicken patties.

Don Lee Farms Grilled Chicken Patty Nutritional Information and Calories

How Many Calories in Costco's Grilled Chicken Patties?

One grilled chicken patty from Costco is going to be one serving and will contain only 120 calories. Those calories will come from 2.5 grams of fat, 2 grams of carbs, and 20 grams of protein.

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This is an absolutely amazing nutritional profile for a chicken patty as the protein significantly outnumbers the fat and carbohydrate content of the chicken patty burger.

Even when combined with a bun, these chicken patties will create a healthy and low calorie meal that is also filling.

Moderate Amount of Sodium

One thing to always watch out for with any frozen food item is going to be the sodium content. These Costco grilled chicken patties have 370 mg of sodium per patty which is 16% of the daily recommended value.

This isn’t the most egregious amount of sodium that I’ve seen in a frozen chicken product, but keep in mind this will add up if you eat more than one grilled chicken patty at a time, especially when combined with cheese and/or other dressings and condiments.

Costco Cost Comparison

How Much Do Don Lee Farms Grilled Chicken Patties Cost at Costco?

Costco sells the Don Lee Farms Grilled Chicken Patties for $14.99, but will occasionally discount the item to $9.99. This is a solid discount of $5 or 33%. Considering the ever rising cost of food nowadays, a huge discount like this is always appreciated.

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Frozen Grilled Chicken Patties

At the $14.99 price tag, each grilled chicken patty cost $1.25 and when on sale at $9.99 the per patty price drops to $0.83. $0.83 per chicken patty is an absolute steal of a price.

Costco’s Clearance Tricks

I didn’t buy these when they were on sale, but instead I bought them on clearance at $9.97, saving me a massive $.02 on this item compared to its sale price.

Unfortunately, Costco will sometimes clearance an item at its usual sale price. I wasn’t 100% sure of the original price or the standard sale price, so I did fall for the trick this time.

I thought I was scoring a solid deal, but instead it was just the regular sale price with a $.97 attached at the end. Not a bad price, by any means, but also nothing special.

Grilled Chicken Patties - Taste Test

Very easy To Cook

I chose to cook these grilled chicken patties using a skillet and stove as that seemed to be the most optimal cooking method.

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With just a few minutes per side, the burgers came out with a solid char and were thoroughly heated.

Processed Chicken Patties

My big complaint with the grilled chicken patties was that they immediately felt low quality and dare I even say rubbery. The chicken is extremely processed and didn’t have a great feel to it. 

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The packaging does say the chicken patties are minimally processed, but I have to disagree with them. I would liken this to a fast food value menu chicken patty.

Fine Tasting

The texture was off and not ideal, but the taste was fine. The chicken patties weren’t bursting with flavor, but they were tasty enough. 

They weren’t overly salty, which is always a plus, and they are versatile and can take on a variety of different flavors. I highly recommend eating them with some sort of condiment to help with the flavor.

Easy & Healthy Grilled Chicken Burger

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I chose to eat mine as a grilled chicken burger with some cheese, avocado mayo, and some guacamole. The burger was tasty and I had no problem eating the dish multiple days in a row.

Costco Grilled Chicken Patties Cooking Instructions

Don Lee Farms Offers 4 different heating methods for these grilled chicken patties. You can cook them in the microwave (least recommended), the grill, stovetop, and in the oven (20 minute cook time). 

The best options are going to be on the stove or on the grill if you really want to add a little bit of smoky flavor.

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Microwave:

45 seconds each side or until hot.

Grill:

Around 2-3 minutes each side or until hot.

StoveTop Skillet:

Around 2-3 minutes each side or until hot.

Conventional Oven

About 15-20 Minutes at 375°F or until hot.

Now, I understand that everybody’s appliances are going to be a little different but these may be the most simple and general directions I’ve seen on a Costco food item. The directions aren’t very specific and give a lot of leeway.

Costco Grilled Chicken Patties Review
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Product Name: Don Lee Farms Grilled Chicken Patties

Product Description:
Price: $14.99 Retail / $9.99 Sale
Quantity: 12 Patties
Location Within Costco: Frozen Foods Area
Price Per Grilled Chicken Patty: $1.25 / $0.83

Summary

Costco’s grilled chicken patties by Don Lee Farms are a very solid healthy chicken patty option. 

The quality is on the lower end, but nutritionally, the chicken patties make for a great diet food. It is very easy to come in at about 400 calories for a fully decked out grilled chicken sandwich. 

The price is about right for a grilled chicken patty and a very nice buy when the item is on sale.

Overall
7.4/10
7.4/10
  • Value - 7/10
    7/10
  • Convenience - 9/10
    9/10
  • Taste - 6/10
    6/10
  • Nutrition - 9/10
    9/10
  • CFDB Score - 6/10
    6/10

Pros

  • Fair price
  • Easy to cook
  • Versatile
  • Low in calories

Cons

  • Below average texture (heavily processed)
  • Minimal flavor

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