Hillshire Farm has introduced new Applewood Smoked Chicken Lit'l Smokies. At 100 calories and seven grams of protein per serving, this new poultry spin on the classic Lit'l Smokies offers a better-for-you appetizer or snack option this holiday season.

The first chicken Lit'l Smokies from the Hillshire Farm line of premium quality sausage products, Applewood Smoked Chicken Lit'l Smokies contain 60 percent less fat and 40 percent fewer calories than regular Lit'l Smokies, offering consumers more variety when serving up holiday hors d'oeuvres and snacks. Chicken sausage is the fastest growing protein in the sausage category, seeing 25 percent growth in 2010. With consumers continuing to incorporate more poultry into their meals, the newest
addition to the line-up of Lit'l Smokies products is a tasty chicken option the whole family can enjoy in just minutes.

"As we gear up for entertaining season, consumers are looking for more lower-calorie snack options they can feel good about serving their families and guests," said Daryl Gormley, brand general manager, Hillshire Farm. "Hillshire Farm Applewood Smoked Chicken Lit'l Smokies offer the satisfying flavor our consumers expect from our Lit'l Smokies product offerings while serving as a better-for-you option that does not compromise on taste."

Source: Hillshire Farm