Industry News: Foster Farms’ New Baked, Never-Fried Cooked Chicken Line Debuts Nationwide
Baked chicken nuggets, tenders and fillets offer the satisfying taste and crispy texture of traditional staples with half the fat and 25 percent fewer calories
LIVINGSTON, Calif., May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As more Americans seek out lighter versions of favorite foods1, Foster Farms is now the first major U.S. poultry producer to offer a full line of baked, never-fried chicken products nationwide. Family-friendly and versatile for any meal or snack occasion, Foster Farms' Baked product line features frozen, breaded, Never-Fried, Chicken Breast Nuggets, Chicken Breast Tenders and Chicken Breast Fillets. With the same great taste and crispy texture of traditional nugget and tender choices, the new Baked varieties are fully cooked and contain half the fat and 25 percent fewer calories than traditional offerings*. The new products are available in the frozen chicken section of most major retailers nationwide.
Foster Farms Baked products are 100 percent natural with no artificial ingredients or preservatives. They are made with 100 percent white meat Foster Farms chicken, resulting in naturally lean, juicy chicken on the inside with a crisp, flavorful baked exterior. The fully-cooked chicken varieties can be prepared in the oven or microwave with cooking times of around 20 minutes (oven) or less than four minutes (microwave).
"We wanted to bring great tasting, baked chicken products to the marketplace that deliver on taste, texture and quality ingredients, without the need for frying," said Foster Farms Group Vice President of Retail Sales, Dave Hansen. "This Baked line is a real innovation for the category and initial reception by consumers has been outstanding."
Traditional fried boneless chicken products can contain on average 240 calories and 14 grams of fat per serving*. For consumers interested in reducing calories or fat consumption, each serving of Foster Farms Baked Chicken Breast Nuggets contains 170 calories, 7 grams of fat and 10 grams of protein. Complete nutritional information for Foster Farms Baked Nuggets, Tenders and Fillets can be found at fosterfarms.com/baked-never-fried/#.
Foster Farms Baked Chicken Breast Nuggets, Chicken Tenders and Chicken Fillets are conveniently packaged in 24-ounce (tenders and nuggets) and 22-ounce (fillets) re-sealable bags and retail for $8.99.
Foster Farms is so confident consumers will enjoy the new items, it is offering a "Love It or It's Free Guarantee" for the Foster Farms Baked varieties to ensure the full satisfaction of consumers who try the product. For more information and money-saving coupons visit fosterfarms.com/baked-never-fried/#.
The new Baked Chicken Nuggets, Chicken Tenders and Chicken Fillets are an easy-to-prepare staple for satisfying snacks and meals. Try Asian or Mexican-inspired lettuce (or tortilla) wraps with Foster Farms Baked Chicken Tenders for an easy, no fuss dinner. Serve fresh veggies and Foster Farms Baked Chicken Breast Nuggets on a platter with assorted dipping sauces for a family-friendly appetizer. Prepare a crispy Baked Chicken Fillet club sandwich with lettuce, tomatoes, Swiss cheese and bacon strips for an easy lunch or dinner. More ideas can be found at fosterfarms.com/recipes-tips/.
About Foster Farms
Since 1939, West Coast families have depended on Foster Farms for premium-quality chicken and turkey products. Foster Farms is the leading producer of organic and antibiotic-free poultry on the West Coast and specializes in fresh, all-natural chicken and turkey products free of preservatives, additives or injected sodium enhancers. Based in California's Central Valley, with more than 32 family farms in the Pacific Northwest, Foster Farms fresh chicken and turkey are produced in or near each region served. Foster Farms also produces delicious pre-marinated, ready-to-cook and fully cooked products that meet the quality and convenience needs of today's home cooks, retailers, warehouse clubs and foodservice customers. Family-owned and operated, the company continues its legacy of excellence and commitment to quality established by its founders, Max and Verda Foster. Visit www.fosterfarms.com to learn more.