Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A Review Of Costco's Chicken Alfredo

My wife and I enjoy cooking, but the deal on the Chicken Alfredo on sale this month was just too good to pass up, so we took the plunge.  Aside from covering it with aluminum foil, there is no real prep involved other than putting it in the oven.  Cooking time was about an hour, but when you figure out how long it takes to get to a restaurant, order a meal and have it come to the table, that time is really not bad.

My wonderful wife removed the foil near the end of the heating to help brown the cheese a little.  The chicken is pre-cooked, so that makes the process of heating a bit quicker than baking it from scratch.

The dish had good flavor and we enjoyed it, although we both thought it was more alfredo with chicken than Chicken Alfredo. Still, there was enough meat in the dish you didn't feel cheated.

This was a good alfredo, about the quality you get at a place like Applebee's or Fridays.  Even before the coupon, it is a very good value and the coupon makes it a great value.

Thus, I give it a solid thumbs up: great value and tasty food.  Not the world's best alfredo, but competent and satisfying.

24 comments:

  1. We bought this because of the sale, too. I disagree that it's as good as a chain restaurant's, though.

    The chicken was very bland and stringy and I was disappointed in the overall flavor. It was also just dripping with grease when served. I bought this several years ago and remember it being much better.

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  2. Bought this because of the coupon and (lol) I'm eating it right now. I think its not bad at all, and my super picky husband just gave it a "good!". I would say try it out if you dont feel like cooking!

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  3. 17 g of fat and half a gram of salt in one serving, which is just 1/12 of the container, says it all.

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    1. OliveGarden.com shows their chicken alfredo having 94 g of fat per serving. Yes, it's a large serving but still-94g! And 1480 g of sodium. Costco wins this one imho.

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  4. Lol im eating right now as well haha and I think its not bad at all !! Not great but still very good ! Id definitely recommend it :)

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  6. Very good great value! I took it out of oven added a bag of broccoli and it was fantastic! :-)

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  7. How long does it take to cook in a microwave?

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    1. 2 minutes per plate ... we've tried it baked according to the directions several times, experimenting with the foil for most of the time, and sometimes turns out too dry for some of the pasta pieces.
      The Chicken is just delicious thanks to it being Costco's Rotisserie Chicken which is usually nothing short of very juicy/good. Of course it could be better in this dish with a garlic saute, but really the Alfredo sauce has plenty of flavor.
      We add either cooked broccoli or frozen peas (they're all precooked) and this is a good meal.

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  8. I buy this product and since there are only two of us, I divide it into four packages and freeze them, well wrapped and kept up to a couple of months. We think it is very good and would recommend it for taste. Obviously not a diet meal, but this dish is never low cal/fat/sodium choice. Great to have on hand for busy days as almost no prep.

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  9. We love Costco Chicken Alfredo. We microwave individual plates of it. It comes out creamy and hot. Microwave times vary depending on amount being served per plate. We get several meals from one container. Definitely not a diet food, but very delicious!

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  10. We love Costco Chicken Alfredo. We microwave individual plates of it. It comes out creamy and hot. Microwave times vary depending on amount being served per plate. We get several meals from one container. Definitely not a diet food, but very delicious!

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    1. I also love it. Costco Chicken Alfredo is as good as some takeout and much better than any frozen meal.

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  11. At what temperature do you reheat the unfrozen Chicken Alfredo at and for how long?

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  12. My husband and I love it, we are trying to find the recipe that is similar and tastes like the Costco's Chicken Alfredo pasta

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  13. My husband and I love it, we are trying to find the recipe that is similar and tastes like the Costco's Chicken Alfredo pasta

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  14. How about a photo? Is this Kirkland's brand? Is it in the frozen section?

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  15. If I FREEZE a 4 pound Costco Chicken Alfredo entree for later, will I need to thaw it before baking or can it go directly into the oven and if so, how long will it need to bake?

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  16. Seems they have cheapened it, now features less parmesan and less chicken. We used to like it but will not be buying again. The sauce is now bland with little or no parmesan taste, it tastes like a cheap jar of "alfredo" sauce.

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  17. I heat it on the stove. I also add a bit of oregano, basil and pepper to juice up the flavor. Excellent quick dinner for busy days.

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  18. I dont know what happened but the Chicken alfredo from Costco which my kids loved have changed!!! Sauce taste so different in a bad way, so Slimmy and taste is so off from what it was before!! tried buying again maybe it will changed but still so dissapointed with the taste my kids wont even eat it!

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  19. The heating instructions are incorrect to me. There's no way you can get it hot in the middle at 350C for an hour. Cooking it from frozen will take you a couple of hours

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  20. After experimenting a few times what works best(at least in my gas oven)is(from frozen state)...350°for approx 1 hour(tightly foil covered)..then, 425° uncovered for roughly 20-30 more minutes. Last two times it has come out of oven done just right.

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  21. After experimenting a few times what works best(at least in my gas oven)is(from frozen state)...350°for approx 1 hour(tightly foil covered)..then, 425° uncovered for roughly 20-30 more minutes. Last two times it has come out of oven done just right.

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