A quick and simple snack, these microwavable chicken melts available at Costco have gotten some attention as a cheap, at-home alternative to fast food restaurants like Chick-fil-A and Wendy’s.
Made with chicken breast and American cheese, these savory pocket sandwiches are produced by a company called Sandwich Bros and are available in your Costco frozen section. You can also buy them on Costco.com here.
At Costco Warehouse, Sandwich Bros Chicken Melts sell for $12.69 a box, but you will pay $15.69 for the same box if you order it online. Each box comes with 15 fully cooked flatbread pocket sandwiches containing chicken and cheese.
These Sandwich Bros Chicken Melts are also sold at Sam’s Club, Kroger, and Safeway in packages of six.
Ingredients & Nutrition
Each Sandwich Bros Chicken Melt is made from a combination of chicken breast, American cheese, and a pita like pocket bread.
The full ingredients list includes chicken breast, water, sugar, romano cheese, salt, sodium phosphates, corn flour, wheat flour, dried garlic, dried onion, paprika, cornstarch, spices, paprika extract, high oleic sunflower oil, baker’s yeast extract, malted barley flour, cultured milk, cream, sorbic acid, vegetable color, and enzymes.
Because these sandwiches contain wheat, dairy, and meat, they are neither gluten free, lactose free, nor vegetarian.
According to the front of the box, the chickens used to make these sandwiches are raised without the use of antibiotics.
In each pocket sandwich, you will be consuming 180 calories from 8 grams of fat, 25 mg of cholesterol, 450 mg of sodium, 17 grams of carbs, 1 gram of fiber, 3 grams of sugar, and 10 grams of protein.
Because these sandwiches are high in cholesterol and sodium and low in fiber, they should not be considered particularly healthy.
The most common way to prepare these chicken melts is in the microwave. However, many Costco shoppers have noted that they’re actually much tastier if you make them in a toaster oven, panini press, or air fryer. This is because microwaving anything that contains bread can result in a chewy, soggy texture rather than the crispness you want from a hot sandwich.
According to the box, you can heat up one chicken melt sandwich in the microwave on high for just one minute. Before heating, wrap the sandwich in a paper towel and place it on a microwave-safe plate with the cheese side up.
If you want to heat more than one chicken melt at a time, add 30 seconds to the cook time per sandwich. According to the box, you shouldn’t attempt to heat more than two chicken melts in the microwave at a time.
You can also try popping these into the toaster oven for a crispier result. Preheat your toaster oven to 350°F and wrap your chicken melt tightly in some aluminum foil. Once preheated, let your chicken melt cook for about 15 minutes in the foil wrapping. To make sure the bread doesn’t get too soggy, try removing the foil about two minutes before the cook time is up. These instructions come directly from the Sandwich Bros Facebook page…
You can also prepare your chicken melts in a conventional oven using the same instructions. This will allow you to prepare as many chicken melts at a time as you would like.
Most customers have found that preparing these melts in the toaster oven rather than the microwave yields a more satisfying result…
Of course, if you’re a fan of preparing food in the air fryer, you’re probably wondering how to air fry these chicken melts. For a step-by-step look at how to prepare your Sandwich Bros Chicken Melt in the air fryer, check out this YouTube video from Cooking With Doug.
From what we’ve gathered from a wide range of customer reviews online, the quality of these Sandwich Bros Chicken Melts are on par with many popular fast food items. And they might even help save you money and keep you out of the drive-thru line.
This Reddit user thinks that Sandwich Bros Chicken Melts have curbed their craving for fast food from places like Chick-fil-A and McDonald’s…
But overall, Costco Shoppers seem to think that these chicken melts are just okay, but not great…
Many commenters have also noted that these melts are on the small side, making them a little underwhelming if you’re hoping for a filling meal…
The verdict seems to be that these chicken melts are great if you’re looking for a snack that can satisfy a craving for fast food. They are also great as a quick snack for kids, as they don’t contain any ingredients that a picky eater might not like.
That said, they are not getting any rave reviews as far as we can tell. If you want an easy snack to grab out of the freezer, go for it. But don’t expect anything mind blowing.