PITTSBURGH – Starkist is taking its first step outside the seafood segment with the launch of new Chicken Creations pouches.

“After 100 years in the tuna business, we proudly announce that StarKist is now a diversified healthy food company,” said Andy Mecs, vice president of marketing and innovation for StarKist Co. “It is our goal to provide convenient, healthy options that satisfy the palates and nutritional needs for all Americans. Chicken Creations is a natural extension to our highly successful Tuna and Salmon Creations, as we already have the pouch expertise and consumer trust in our high-quality flavored protein products. We are pleased that consumers will now have even more to love as they can tear, eat and go.”

The new products feature white meat chicken packaged in pouches and ready to eat. Varieties include Chicken Salad, Bold Buffalo Style, Zesty Lemon Pepper and Ginger Soy.

The Chicken Salad variety features chicken tossed with savory dill relish, celery and red peppers. The pouch contains 70 calories and 9 grams of protein.

Bold Buffalo Style Chicken Creations contains buffalo-style chicken prepared with paprika, vinegar and hot sauce. Each pouch contains 80 calories and 9 grams of protein. 

The Zesty Lemon Pepper Chicken Creations flavor features gluten-free, soy-free chicken prepared with lemon and black pepper. It contains 70 calories and 9 grams of protein per pack.

Ginger Soy Chicken Creations includes chicken with vinegar and Asian ginger soy seasoning and contains 90 calories and 10 grams of protein per pouch.

“As protein snacking is on the rise, StarKist Chicken Creations pouches ensure that consumers are satisfied with great taste while staying fueled with the protein they need,” Starkist said.