Gold’n Plump Poultry has added two options to its line of whole chicken: Marinated Butterfly Chicken and All Natural™ Whole Rotisserie Chicken. Butterfly Whole Chicken has long been valued by professional chefs, because of its broad cooking surface, leading to a more evenly cooked product and reduced cooking time. Gold’n Plump’s All Natural™ Whole Rotisserie Chicken has no added salt, water, carageenan or other binding agents, which is especially important to health-conscious consumers either as a lifestyle desire or for the necessity of monitoring sodium intake for good heart health. Butterfly Whole Chicken cuts cooking time to about 45 minutes, saving both time and money for deli and foodservice operators.

Home Market Foods debuts RollerBites

At the NACS Show in October, Home Market Foods launched its newest option for C-store operators: RollerBites. Available in five varieties, RollerBites give operators the ability to serve USDA-inspected beef and tender white-meat chicken products in a handy, grab-and-go sleeve. Although RollerBites are designed with the roller grill in mind for heat-and-serve applications, they can also be warmed in an oven or fryer. Flavors include: Chicken Monterey Jack; Smokey Chipotle & Cheddar Chicken; Bacon & Cheese Chicken; Southern Style Chicken; and Buffalo Chicken.

Omaha Steaks retails chicken tenders

Omaha Steaks Chicken Tenders with Sea Salt and Ground Pepper feature a crispy breadcrumb crust, sea salt and cracked black pepper. The premium product retails in a 48-ounce pack. Also available in this range is a Mango Chicken Roulade.

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All-natural chicken meatballs from Coleman

Product developers at Coleman Natural® Foods have created an unique line of sausage-inspired meatballs in three different flavors. The all-natural gourmet chicken meatballs come in Chipotle Cheddar, Sun-Dried Tomato, Basil and Provolone, and Italian Parmesan flavors. Coleman Natural® Gourmet Chicken Meatballs are versatile enough for a variety of entertaining ideas. All Natural Gourmet Chicken Meatballs are fully cooked, have no preservatives,artificial colors or ingredients, and are gluten-free and trans-fat free.

Sara Lee expands Fresh Ideas deli meats line

Sara Lee has debuted four new varieties of its Sara Lee Fresh Ideas line of deli meats. Garlic Herb Chicken and Hickory Smoked Ham are available pre-sliced, and Sara Lee Fresh Ideas Virginia Brand Ham with Natural Juices and Deluxe Cooked Ham with Natural Juices are available in sliced-to-order deli meats. The Garlic Herb Chicken and Hickory Smoked Ham combine improved quality meats with a fresh approach to packaging. Meat is thinly sliced and folded, not shingled, and packed in a strong, resealable snap-closure tub with sealed inner-pack. The Virginia Brand Ham and Deluxe Cooked Ham feature premium, whole-muscle meat with natural juices and no fillers.

New variety from Farmland All Natural

Farmland All Natural has introduced Shaved Turkey Breast with white turkey meat. This oven-roasted product contains no added hormones, no artificial ingredients and is minimally processed. It is 98 percent fat free and is retailed in an 8-ounce pack.

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Johnsonville introduces Breakfast Skillet Sausages

Johnsonville Foodservice has launched Johnsonville Breakfast Skillet Sausages for operators looking to offer customers a convenient, on-the-go breakfast meal option. Breakfast Skillet Sausages can be served in a bun for a handheld breakfast or an anytime meal or snack. The products feature long holding times and convenient roller grill or steamer cart heating/display options. Johnsonville Breakfast Skillet Sausages come in three varieties: Spicy Sunrise Skillet; Southwestern-Style Skillet; and Sweet and Smokey Skillet.