Bonus: Costco chicken nuggets come in a 4-pound bag.
Chick-fil-A’s nuggets are ridiculously popular. Each one is golden, crispy and loaded with flavor! But to keep our diets well-balanced, we try to limit our trips to the drive-thru. Even though we’ve gotten our hands on a solid recipe for copycat Chick-fil-A chicken nuggets, part of the draw of fast food is that it’s, well, fast.
I needed a way to recreate the Chick-fil-A experience, without having to do much work—and I found it at Costco.
Costco Chicken Nuggets Are Just Like Chick-fil-A’s
Falling on the list of things we aren’t buying at Costco but should be, Just Bare’s lightly breaded chicken breast chunks are a perfect dupe of Chick-fil-A’s famous nuggets. Made with boneless, skinless white meat chicken breasts, they have the flavor and crunch we look for at Chick-fil-A with slightly less breading. But most importantly, they don’t require us to get dressed and go to a drive-thru.
It’s irksome when someone promises that a recipe hack or frozen food item will taste just like something else we already know and love. This is especially true with Chick-fil-A, because their nuggets are pretty unique. They have a distinct shape and their breading is lighter and crisper than what we find at other fast-food spots.
How to Make the Costco Chicken Nuggets
These can be fried, of course, like the fast-food version, but making them at home does present an option to keep things healthier. You can bake them in the oven or use an air fryer for a crisp but oil-free approach. Just throw them in the air fryer for 8 minutes at 350°F or in the oven for around 23 minutes. They’re even microwaveable! These are definitely one of Costco’s best-kept secrets.
Where Else Can I Get ‘Em?
If you don’t have a Costco membership or aren’t prepared to find freezer space for a four-pound bag of chicken nuggets, look for the Just Bare nuggets at major grocery stores around the country. Depending on where you’re located, you can even order them on Amazon.