Hillshire Provides Better-For-You Sausage Alternative

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Hillshire Farm Chicken Hardwood Smoked Sausage is a better-for-you sausage alternative from Sara Lee North American Retail, Downers Grove, Ill. They're for consumers who love the taste of sausage, but prefer a lower-fat poultry option. With 60 percent less fat than their traditional sausage counterparts, these chicken sausages contain no MSG or MSC and can be substituted into almost any recipe.

Made from chicken and spices, Hillshire Farm Chicken Hardwood Smoked Sausage has a distinctly light flavor that lends itself well to a variety of other ingredients. It can be sautéed, baked or barbequed, and is versatile enough for the whole family to enjoy. It can be prepared in many ways – in a panini sandwich, as a pizza topping or as a beef substitute in a skillet, stir-fry or pasta recipe. For a smoky grilled flavor, skewer it with vegetables for shish kabobs, or add it to jambalaya, gumbo or red beans and rice. 

"With American families consuming more poultry than ever before, Hillshire Farm fills a void in the marketplace with this introduction," says Tim Roush, vice president, lunch and dinner brands, for Sara Lee. "We know that offering our consumers variety as well as economical and lower-fat options are most important. Introducing Hillshire Farm Chicken Hardwood Smoked Sausage to the marketplace is a natural next step in our ongoing commitment to bringing consumers delicious choices that meet their ever evolving needs."

Suggested retail price for a 14-oz. package is  $3.99.

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