Wolf Family Pulled Chicken at Costco {Lightly Smoked and Well Seasoned}

Costco is selling Pulled Chicken from the Wolf Family brand in a two pound package.  The chicken is labeled as being Smoked and Seasoned while being cooked in small batches on a rotisserie.

I bought a package to give the chicken a try and can report that it is a decent product.

Keep reading and we will cover:

  • Pulled Chicken Nutrition {Is it Healthy?}
  • Is the Pulled Chicken Good?
  • Recipe Ideas for Pulled Chicken

Package of Wolf Family Smoked Pulled Chicken

Pulled Chicken Nutrition and Calories

A single serving of pulled chicken is 3 ounces and you get about 11 servings per container.  The nutritional information for a single serving is:

  • Calories: 140
  • Fat: 5g (8% DV)
  • Cholesterol: 60mg (20% DV)
  • Sodium: 800mg (33% DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 2g (1% DV)
  • Protein: 20g

Overall this is a high protein food that is low in calories and fat.  The chicken has a bit more salt than I like but that is not unexpected for a processed food product.

The pulled chicken would be a great addition for anyone on a low carb or keto diet.

Is the Pulled Chicken Good?

The Wolf Family brand of pulled chicken is a good product that could use some improvement.

The pulled chicken consists of large chunks of lightly smoked chicken meat that comes from the breast and thighs of the bird.  The meat is nicely seasoned and the smoke flavor does not overwhelm the bird.

What had me scratching my head about the product is the large chunks of breast meat.  Pulled chicken is typically made from just the thighs or leg quarters and is literally pulled into shreds.  The large chunks of breast meat tasted fine but stood out as an intruder within a classic barbecue dish.

Almost all of the chicken was in the form of large chunks (not pulled) and I ended up breaking up the pieces with my hands before using them in a meal.  Below is a picture of the chicken in a bowl with some cauliflower rice and salsa to give you an idea about how large the pieces are.

Smoked Chicken with Cauliflower Rice

Other than the odd inclusion of the breast meat the only other way I would suggest improving the chicken is in the packaging as the meat comes in a single, non-resealable plastic pouch.  Unless you plan on serving the entire two pounds of meat in one meal you are going to need to use a Ziploc bag to put the leftovers in.

Recipe Ideas for the Pulled Chicken

The pulled chicken is a great addition to many meals.  The product packaging suggests using the chicken meat for:

  • Chicken Fajitas
  • Chicken Salad
  • Chicken Nachos
  • Chicken Pasta
  • Chicken Tacos

I like using the chicken to make breakfast tacos along with some cooked egg whites, corn tortillas and Cholula hot sauce.

The chicken is already fully cooked and can be easily heated up in the microwave.

Pulled Chicken Breakfast Tacos

Costco Value

The two pound package of lightly smoked pulled chicken from the Wolf Family brand cost me $12.99 which works out to a cost of $6.50 per pound.

Given the crazy high prices of just about everything these days the cost of the chicken seems reasonable.

You can buy some different brands of pulled chicken from Walmart for around the same price as this brand but the primary brand at Walmart (Lloyd’s) is, in my opinion, nearly inedible as it is dripping in so much sauce.

Overall I really like the pulled chicken from Wolf Family and think it is a good buy!

Price of Wolf Family Pulled Chicken at Costco

 

2 thoughts on “Wolf Family Pulled Chicken at Costco {Lightly Smoked and Well Seasoned}

  1. Wolf Family pulled chicken was inedible if not disgusting! So much so, I returned it to Costco for a refund.
    Something I’ve never done in my entire life.

  2. This stuff is disgusting. I’m basically feeding it to my dogs, they’re the only ones in the house that’ll eat it. Not sure how this made it to shelves.

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