KANSAS CITY — Chicken is championing new product introductions, with manufacturers offering the protein-packed poultry in innovative formats.

The Campbell Soup Co.’s Swanson brand is taking advantage of the broth of the bird; the company is introducing new Unsalted Chicken Broth that contains no M.S.G.

Foster Farms is featuring the flavorful fowl in its new Sauté Ready chicken line. The pre-cut, marinated chicken breast strips are available in garlic herb, fajita, and Asian style varieties. The chicken is 98% fat-free and offers 21 grams of protein per serving.

Al Fresco Natural has transformed the bird into bacon with its new chicken bacon. The uncured, gluten-free bacon contains no nitrates, nitrites or artificial ingredients and contains 30 calories and 1.5 grams of fat per two-slice serving.

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