Costco's Garlic Chicken Skillet Meals Make Dinner A Snap

Need a quick, easy dinner option? According to @CostcoDeals on Instagram, the Birds Eye Garlic Chicken is on sale for just $6.39 for the 58 oz bag at Costco. Given the bag size and cost, it seems like a tremendous value for three pounds of food. The sale is part of the warehouse offers and runs through May 9. Many people had comments like, "Love that meal in a bag great simple dinner," "We love these on busy nights," and "This is one of my favorite quick and easy weeknight dinner meals. 3 kids love it." Overall, the responses are positive.

According to the packaging pictured, the Birds Eye garlic chicken skillet features "grilled, seasoned white chicken and pasta with broccoli florets, carrots, and corn in a garlic sauce." The skillet meal cooks straight from frozen. Simply open the bag, pour in the skillet, and cook for 15-20 minutes. Since the whole meal is prepared in a single dish, it is a popular dinner choice for many families. In addition, the bag is resealable for smaller portions, too.

Given the sale price of $6.39, it might be worth buying a bag to try or stocking the freezer with a few extra purchases. But which Costco products should you skip?

What foods should you avoid buying at Costco?

For many families, Costco has become their weekly grocery store. While the always hungry teenager might need copious amounts of food, some households might not need that gigantic bag of snacks. Even though buying in larger quantities can be cost effective, wasting food is not beneficial. Are there certain foods that should stay out of the Costco cart?

The Kitchn recommends several Costco purchases that do not need to be added to the shopping cart. While some families might disagree with the suggestion that fruit and vegetables are a skip, the question to consider is, does the cost equal the usefulness? No one should buy a bag of salad just to throw it away a week later. In that case, it is wasted money.

Other items on the list include oils, canned goods, pasta, and spices. Similar to the fresh fruit and vegetable analogy, if the food isn't used before it goes bad, there are no real savings. Thinking about spices, that big container of cinnamon is great for the every week baker, but not a smart choice for the person who only bakes at the holidays. For people who use large quantities of food in a relatively short time, Costco shopping can be good for the wallet. But, shopping with a side of food waste is not good for anyone.