Amylu has a new flavor of chicken meatballs at Costco, Hot Honey!
The Amylu Hot Honey chicken meatballs at Costco are quite tasty with a nice balance of sweetness and spiciness. Overall I can recommend the meatballs based on taste, convenience and cost.
Keep reading for cooking instructions, nutritional information, storage and serving ideas.
The chicken meatballs are fully cooked and simply need to be heated before serving. Amylu provides the following heating instructions:
- Preheat oven to 325F
- Place meatballs on a baking tray.
- Place the tray in the oven and heat for 15-20 minutes.
- Place four meatballs on a microwave safe plate.
- Heat on High for 40-45 seconds.
- Preheat your air fryer to 375F
- Place meatballs into air fryer.
- Cook for 6 minutes
- Coat pan with oil
- Cook meatballs over Medium Heat
- Add water to steam as needed
We followed the Stove Top instructions and the meatballs were ready in about 10 minutes.
The chicken meatballs tasted much better than I expected and had a great balance of sweet and heat. The first thing you taste is a little bit of sweetness from the honey followed by a nice pop of heat on the back end.
The heat comes from a mix of jalapeno powder and crushed red pepper flakes. I thought the heat was about a “3” on a scale of 1 to 10 but if you are sensitive to spicy foods you will probably rate it higher.
The meatballs have a spongy texture that I am not crazy about but it isn’t a deal breaker.
Overall these are tasty meatballs that I really enjoyed. The Amylu chicken meatballs taste 100% better than the Aidells Pineapple Teriyaki meatballs that are simply inedible.
The packaging suggests serving the meatballs with some cauliflower rice or simmered in a crock pot with some sweet mustard sauce to serve as an appetizer.
My favorite way of using the meatballs was on a hot dog bun with a Pineapple Habanero glaze. You can fit three meatballs onto a regular sized hot dog bun which makes for a satisfying lunch.
Some other ideas are:
- Place on a skewer with chunks of sweet bell pepper and pineapple then grill until the peppers are tender.
- Slice in half and serve on top of a green salad
- Add to cooked pasta along with alfredo sauce and bake
- Toss them into a veggie stir fry
- Drop a few into your soup
- Dice and use for chicken nachos
Costco Chicken Meatball Hoagie
- Cast Iron Skillet
- 1 package Amylu Hot Honey Chicken Meatballs about 30 meatballs
- 10 Hoagie Rolls (or hot dog buns)
- 1 cup Pineapple Habanero Sauce
- Place the meatballs into a 10 inch skillet and cook on the stove top with Medium Heat.
- After five minutes add a cup of hot water to steam the meatballs.
- Cook another five minutes until the water has evaporated and the meatballs are browned.
- Remove the chicken meatballs from the pan.
- Place three meatballs into the roll and top with about a tablespoon of Pineapple Habanero sauce.
The chicken meatballs are super convenient. They come in a two pack with each pack holding about 30 meatballs.
One pack has just under 1.5 pounds of meatballs which is a nice amount of food to work with. If you were making meatball sliders and serving them with a couple of sides then one pack would be perfect for feeding four people.
If you were throwing a party and wanted a big pile of appetizers then you could easily fit both packs into a standard crock pot.
I like how fast the meatballs heat up because they really hit the spot when you are in a hurry to grab a quick bite.
Four meatballs are a single serving and have the following nutritional information:
- Calories: 170
- Fat: 9g
- Cholesterol: 70mg
- Sodium: 770mg
- Carbohydrates: 6g
- Protein: 15g
These chicken meatballs have less fat and fewer calories than the Kirkland frozen Italian meatballs but a little more sodium and twice as much cholesterol.
The chicken meatballs have the following ingredients:
- Honey granules
- Dehydrated orange peels
- Black pepper
- Jalapeno powder
- Vanilla flavor
- Brown sugar
- Crushed red pepper
- Rosemary extract
The meatballs do not contain any pork and are gluten free.
The meatballs are not shelf stable and must be refrigerated. They have a “Use or Freeze By” date that is about two months from your date of purchase.
You can freeze the meatballs and they will last about six months with no noticeable loss in product quality.
If you do freeze the meatballs then I would suggest letting them thaw in your refrigerator for a day before heating or to use the defrost function on your microwave.
Item Number and Location
The Amylu Hot Honey Chicken Meatballs are Item Number 1729617.
You can find the meatballs in the refrigerated coolers by the deli section and should be close to the Amylu chicken burgers.
I do not have any information if this is a seasonal or a full time item so if you can’t find them then ask a store associate if they will be in stock. These might just be part of the Amylu flavor rotation as their Cranberry and Jalapeno meatballs are now gone at my Costco.
I bought the 46 ounce package of chicken meatballs for $13.99. This works out to a cost of about $4.86 per pound or around $0.23 per meatball.
Heck, I don’t mind paying less than 25 cents for a tasty meatball and figure that is a pretty good deal!