Costco's Viral Food Court Chicken Bakes Can Be Found In The Frozen Aisle

Costco food court snacks have a beloved following all their own, independent of the great deals customers can find on bulk items. Some of the most loved food court snacks include the $1.50 hot dog and soda combo, slices of pizza, and the chicken bake. For those uninitiated, the chicken bake is similar to a hot pocket that is stuffed with chicken, bacon, cheese, and Caesar salad dressing. It's all encased in a crust that is baked until bubbly and volcanic-level hot. Luckily, Costco sells its frozen chicken bakes in a frozen 6-pack package for the times you need one without leaving the house.

We know Costco Chicken bakes are delicious because of the pizza dough crust and creamy dressing, but having it ready to go for you whenever you want it doesn't hurt. Surely, you could just pop the frozen chicken bake in the microwave and eat it, but there are plenty of other easy methods you can turn to that will help yield not just a gooey inside, but a crunchy, golden exterior as well.

Jazz up your frozen chicken bake

Even though the Costco chicken bake is one of the pricer items on the Costco food court menu, it remains a crowd favorite. As previously mentioned, you can microwave this creamy, salty, hot pocket-esque creation, but your best bet is to reheat your chicken bake like you would if it was from the food court. Cooking it in an air fryer, panini press, or grill will give the pizza dough exterior a nice crispy crunch. Not only are these frozen chicken bakes extremely simple to heat up at home, they're also a better value. A single chicken wrap costs $3.99 at the food court,while the frozen six pack cost $14.79, which comes out to $2.46 per chicken bake.

If you don't own an air fryer, the chicken bake can be cooked in a toaster oven (or regular oven) for a crispy crust. Per the package instructions, the chicken bake is best when cooked in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 to 40 minutes. If you need a chicken bake fix and happen to have eaten your last one, fear not! Copycat Costco chicken bake recipes are plentiful and incredibly easy to make at home. All you need is grilled chicken — or Costco rotisserie chicken for a shortcut — pizza dough, bacon, mozzarella cheese, and Caesar dressing. Simply wrap it all together, pop it in the oven, and enjoy!