Flavorful, ready-to-cook chicken offers convenience and variety for home chefs; cooks in minutes

Foster Farms Debuts New Pre-Cut Marinated and Frozen Sauté Ready Chicken Line

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Flavorful, ready-to-cook chicken offers convenience and variety for home chefs; cooks in minutes

LIVINGSTON, Calif. – Today, Foster Farms introduces a new line of all-natural Sauté Ready chicken: flavorful chicken breast pieces and strips that are pre-cut, marinated and frozen. With no thawing required, the chicken is ready to cook right out of the bag and can go from freezer to table in just 10 minutes. The product line includes three savory flavors – Garlic Herb, Fajita and Asian Style – and is available now at major retailers throughout the West Coast.

Foster Farms Sauté Ready chicken is seasoned with carefully selected Italian, Mexican or Asian spices. The chicken is cut into bite-sized pieces or strips, making it easy to combine in a skillet with rice or vegetables for a quick and hearty meal. Since the product is conveniently packaged in a 28-ounce (1.75 pounds) re-sealable bag, each with seven servings, it can serve as the protein for multiple meals.

“Home cooks don’t always have time to create a meal from scratch but still crave the satisfaction – and taste – of a home cooked meal,” said Foster Farms Vice President of Marketing Greta Janz. “Sauté Ready chicken is a perfect staple for families to keep on hand for quick, healthy mid-week dinners.”

The pre-marinated chicken is 100 percent natural, low-fat (98 percent fat free), high in protein (21 grams of protein/serving) and results in chicken that is tender and juicy. As with all Foster Farms poultry products, Foster Farms Sauté Ready Chicken contains no added hormones or steroids.

Today’s consumer is more flavor oriented than ever, which is why Foster Farms sought to develop three distinct, yet widely preferred marinade flavors. Rather than making a marinade or rub from scratch, home cooks can add an ethnic flavor to their dinners simply by using Foster Farms Sauté Ready as the foundation for any meal.

Each variety includes three recipes for quick, fresh and flavorful meal ideas. The Fajita Marinated Chicken Breast Strips can be combined with vegetables for the perfect homemade fajitas or tacos; the Garlic Herb Marinated Chicken Breast Pieces are an easy addition to various international cuisines, from Skillet Lasagna to Chicken Alfredo; and the Asian Style Marinated Chicken Breast Pieces can be mixed with vegetables and rice for a hearty stir fry or served in lettuce cups for an impressive starter dish.

The product retails for $7.99-$9.99 depending on the store. For more information about Foster Farms Sauté Ready, including nutritionals and money-saving coupons, visit http://www.fosterfarms.com/products/saute-ready.asp.

Quick Recipes with Foster Farms Garlic Herb Marinated Chicken Breast Pieces:

Skillet Lasagna

Cook chicken in a large skillet. Turn heat down and stir in marinara sauce, cooked pasta, ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan and basil. Cook over low heat to desired temperature.

Chicken Alfredo

Cook chicken and set aside. Sauté diced broccoli, zucchini and red bell pepper. Add chicken back to skillet. Add alfredo sauce and warm. Serve over fettuccine.

Chicken BLT Salad

Cook chicken. Serve over lettuce or in a wrap with bacon pieces, shredded cheddar, tomatoes, avocado and ranch dressing or salsa.

About Foster Farms

Since 1939, West Coast families have depended on Foster Farms for premium quality, locally grown poultry products. Family-owned and operated, the company continues its legacy of excellence and commitment to quality established by its founders, Max and Verda Foster. Foster Farms specializes in fresh, all-natural chicken and turkey products free of preservatives, additives or injected sodium enhancers. The company’s fresh chicken products carry the American Humane Certified seal ensuring validation of animal welfare practices. Based in California’s Central Valley, Foster Farms operates ranches throughout California and works with more than 32 family farms in the Pacific Northwest. Foster Farms is the leading producer of organic and antibiotic-free poultry on the West Coast. The company 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.About Foster Farms

Food safety is Foster Farms’ highest priority and the company reminds consumers to always follow safe handling and storage guidelines for the preparation of fresh poultry products. All fresh poultry should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit as measured by a meat thermometer. Visit www.fosterfarms.com to learn more.