Johnsonville Introduces "Better-For-You" Chicken Sausage With 50 Percent Less Fat Three Varieties of New Johnsonville Chicken Sausage Now Available in Select Retailers Nationwide

SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnsonville Sausage today announced the introduction of its brand-new Chicken Sausage, with 50 percent less fat and 100 percent Johnsonville taste. Available in three varieties – Apple, Three Cheese Italian Style and Chipotle Monterey Jack Cheese – Johnsonville Chicken Sausage is now available in select retailers nationwide.

"At Johnsonville, we're always listening to find out exactly what our consumers want in their sausage products," said Chris O'Toole, Johnsonville brand manager. "We understood Moms were looking for added variety and better-for-you choices in their sausage selection, and we're pleased to be able to answer that desire for more variety with our new Chicken Sausage."

Each variety of Johnsonville Chicken Sausage is made with its own unique blend of flavors, making them a delicious way to add great taste to a variety of dishes. The Apple variety includes real apples, diced in with our unique blend of spices. Three Cheese Italian Style features Mozzarella, Romano and Parmesan cheeses blended with savory chicken sausage, garlic, onion and select seasonings. Chipotle Monterey Jack Cheese includes smoked chicken and savory Jack cheese, accentuated by a spicy chipotle pepper kick.

This new product is a fully cooked sausage, which means consumers can simply heat the links through. To prepare Johnsonville Chicken Sausage, grill the links on medium-low for six-eight minutes; cook the links for six-eight minutes with about a 1/4-cup water in a skillet; or microwave each link for about a minute.

Each link is substantial enough to be served as a center of the plate meal option, or they are prefect as an ingredient in a number of different recipes. Consumer-inspired recipe suggestions for each variety are included on the package, as well as on www.johnsonville.com.

Johnsonville Chicken Sausage is available in 12-oz packages for a suggested retail price of $4.49. To find specific locations where Chicken Sausage is currently available, visit www.johnsonville.com and click on "Where to Buy."

About Johnsonville Sausage, LLC

Wisconsin-based Johnsonville Sausage is the No. 1 national brand of brats, Italian sausage, smoked-cooked links and fresh breakfast sausage links. Johnsonville employs approximately 1,300 members. Each member takes ownership of product quality to ensure the excellence and "Big Flavor" of Johnsonville Sausage. Founded in 1945 by Ralph F. and Alice Stayer, the company remains privately owned today. www.johnsonville.com.

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
Christine Wallace 920.453.7422

SOURCE Johnsonville Sausage



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