Costco is selling Don Lee Farms Grilled Chicken Patties in a 12 pack box. The fully cooked grilled chicken patties are frozen and come with twelve patties per box.
I bought a box of the frozen chicken patties at Costco and have mostly enjoyed the sandwiches I have made.
I do not like the texture of the chicken patties but I do enjoy the convenience of having them in my freezer for a quick meal. I also appreciate that the patties are high is protein but low in calories and fat.
Overall the chicken patties get a thumbs up from me.
The chicken patties are already fully cooked so all you need to do is heat them up. I have heated these up in the microwave and the air fryer and did not notice any meaningful difference in the taste or texture of the patty.
- Wrap the patty in a paper towel
- Heat on High for 45 seconds
- Flip the patty over and microwave on High for 45 seconds
- Flip the patty over and microwave on High for another 45 seconds
Air Fryer Instructions
- Set the temperature of your air fryer to 425F.
- Heat the patty at 425F for six minutes.
- Flip the patty over and heat at 425F for another six minutes.
The packaging suggests heating he patties on a grill or in a skillet for a few minutes per side. Another option is to heat them in a 375F oven for 20 minutes.
So, pretty much any way you want to heat the patties up will be fine!
The chicken patties are uniform in shape and thickness with scalloped edges and a series of “grill marks” on one side. It looks like the grill marks were obtained with some form of heat press.
Basically the patties look like a formed and processed chicken product instead of a slice of chicken meat. When I first saw how processed the patties were I didn’t think that I would enjoy them.
However, I pressed on and made my sandwich because I was getting pretty hungry!
I made a chicken sandwich on a toasted bun. One bun was coated with Kinder’s Chicken Sauce while the other got a dollop of Primal Kitchen’s Korean BBQ Sauce. I also threw on some lettuce and tomato slices to liven things up a bit.
I sliced the sandwich in half to get a look at the cross section of the chicken patty and it looked like the type of “spongy” meat product that I expected.
The first bite of the sandwich was a pleasant surprise. While the chicken itself was not very flavorful it was quite juicy. The chicken served as a wonderful delivery vehicle for the Korean bbq sauce and was delightful with the freshness of the lettuce and tomato.
I really enjoyed the chicken sandwich and thought it made for a tasty lunch.
There is certainly nothing gourmet or exciting about the flavor of the chicken patties which should make them perfect for parents trying to figure out what to serve to a picky eater.
Calories and Nutrition
One patty is a single serving and has the following calories and nutritional information:
- Calories: 120
- Fat: 2g
- Cholesterol: 70mg
- Sodium: 370mg
- Carbohydrates: 2g
- Protein: 20g
These patties have fewer calories, less fat and more protein than the Don Lee Farms Black Bean Burgers that I keep stocked in my freezer for a quick, easy and healthy lunch.
As soon as I realized how healthy these patties were I enjoyed that sandwich I ate even more!
The Don Lee Farms Grilled Chicken Patties are Item Number 988973 and are found in the freezer section of the warehouse.
I bought the box of patties on sale for $9.99 but they normally cost $14.99.
At the regular price that works out to a cost of $1.25 per 3.5 ounce patty or $5.71 per pound.
I think $1.25 per patty is a fair enough price for a healthy, easy to prepare lunch solution. I suspect I will be buying another box of these soon!